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Economic Policy, Institutions And Fisheries Development In The Pacific

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The South Pacific is home to the world's largest and most valuable tuna fishery. Despite this, the Pacific island countries have found it tremendously difficult to capture significant economic rents from the resource. It is argued in this paper that poor economic policy partly explains this. However, poor policies are preventing the implementation of strong, cost-effective institutions for the governance of the fishery which, coupled with strong institutions for broad social and economic governance, are required for development of the industry. Opportunities for policy reform that is likely to lead to significant gains from the fishery are highlighted.

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  • Petersen, Elizabeth H., 2002. "Economic Policy, Institutions And Fisheries Development In The Pacific," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19606, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Nichols, Rachel & Yamazaki, Satoshi & Jennings, Sarah & Watson, Reg A., 2015. "Fishing access agreements and harvesting decisions of host and distant water fishing nations," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 77-85.

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