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Optimal Multi-species Harvesting in Ecologically and Economically Interdependent Fisheries

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Single-species management of multi-species fisheries ignores ecological interactions in addition to important economic interactions to the detriment of the health of the ecosystem, the stocks of fish species, and fishery profits. This study maximizes the net present value from a multi-species fishery where species interact ecologically in the ecosystem, and economically through vessels’ multi-product harvesting technology, switching gear types, and interactions in output markets. Numerical optimization techniques are used to determine the optimal harvest quota of each species over time. This study highlights the need to incorporate both ecological and economic interactions that occur between species in an ecosystem. Copyright US Government 2015

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  • Stephen Kasperski, 2015. "Optimal Multi-species Harvesting in Ecologically and Economically Interdependent Fisheries," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 61(4), pages 517-557, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:61:y:2015:i:4:p:517-557
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-014-9805-9
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    Keywords

    Bioeconomic; Ecosystem-based management; Fishery ; Multi-output; Multispecies; Q22; Q57; D24;

    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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