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The triple bottom line: Meeting ecological, economic and social goals with individual transferable quotas

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  • Péreau, J.-C.
  • Doyen, L.
  • Little, L.R.
  • Thébaud, O.

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This paper deals with the sustainable management of a renewable resource based on individual and transferable quotas (ITQs) when agents differ in terms of harvesting costs or catch capability. In a dynamic bio-economic model, we determine the feasibility conditions under which a fishery manager can achieve sustainability objectives which simultaneously account for stock conservation, economic efficiency and maintenance of fishing activity for the agents along time. We show how the viability of quota management strategies based on ITQ depends on the degree of heterogeneity of users in the fishery, the current status and the dynamics of the stock together with the selection of TAC schedules. In particular for a given stock, we compute the maximin effort for a given set of agents and we derive the maximal number of active agents for a given guaranteed effort. An application to the nephrops fishery in the Bay of Biscay illustrates the results.

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  • Péreau, J.-C. & Doyen, L. & Little, L.R. & Thébaud, O., 2012. "The triple bottom line: Meeting ecological, economic and social goals with individual transferable quotas," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 63(3), pages 419-434.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeeman:v:63:y:2012:i:3:p:419-434
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2012.01.001
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    Keywords

    Renewable resource; Sustainability; Total allowable catch; Individual and transferable quotas; Maximin; Feasibility set;

    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery

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