Revenue Targeting in Fisheries: The Case of Hawaii Longline Fishery
AbstractWe apply the target revenue model, a version of prospect theory, to investigate how fishermen adjust their trip length to changes in daily revenue. The key finding is that certain groups of fishermen seem more likely to behave according to the target revenue model rather than the standard model of labor supply. Asian American captains seem more likely to behave according to the target revenue model than Caucasian captains. We also find that vessel capacity has little effect on whether the captains seek target revenue. The study strongly supports the integration of prospect theory into the framework of fisheries studies.
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Date of creation: 05 Sep 2009
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Behavioral economics; Fisheries; Hawaii Longline; Prospect Theory; Target revenue model;
Other versions of this item:
- Nguyen, Quang & Leung, PinngSun, 2009. "Revenue Targeting in Fisheries: The Case of Hawaii Longline Fishery," MPRA Paper 13846, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
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