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Distributional and Efficiency Effects of Marine Protected Areas: A Study of the Northeast Atlantic Cod Fishery

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  • Ussif Rashid Sumaila
  • Claire W. Armstrong

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We study the distributional and efficiency effects of marine protected areas using the Northeast Atlantic cod stock as an example. A model with two players targeting different age groups of cod is developed to examine how protected areas may affect payoffs to the players under cooperation and non-cooperation. We find that depending on the ex ante and ex post management regime, win-win, lose-lose, or win-lose outcomes may emerge with the implementation of marine protected areas. When the ex post management is cooperation, both players gain, while ex post non-cooperative behavior results in gains only to one of the players.

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  • Ussif Rashid Sumaila & Claire W. Armstrong, 2006. "Distributional and Efficiency Effects of Marine Protected Areas: A Study of the Northeast Atlantic Cod Fishery," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 82(3), pages 321-332.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:82:y:2006:i:3:p:321-332
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    1. Armstrong, Claire W. & Skonhoft, Anders, 2006. "Marine reserves: A bio-economic model with asymmetric density dependent migration," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(3), pages 466-476, May.
    2. Armstrong, Claire W., 2007. "A note on the ecological-economic modelling of marine reserves in fisheries," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 242-250, April.
    3. Yamazaki, Satoshi & Jennings, Sarah & Quentin Grafton, R. & Kompas, Tom, 2015. "Are marine reserves and harvest control rules substitutes or complements for rebuilding fisheries?," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 1-18.
    4. Pierce, Brett & Mozumder, Pallab, 2014. "Perceptions and preferences of commercial fishers for dedicated access privilege framework in a multispecies fishery," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 52-59.

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    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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