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Spatial Behavior Of Renewable Resource Harvesters: The California Sea Urchin Fishery

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  • Smith, Martin D.
  • Wilen, James E.

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This paper analyzes spatial patterns of exploitation in the California sea urchin fishery. A Random Utility Model of urchin diver participation and location choice yields a conditional logit specification. Results demonstrate that diver attributes, location-specific features, and characteristics of individual days are important determinants of harvester choices.

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  • Smith, Martin D. & Wilen, James E., 1999. "Spatial Behavior Of Renewable Resource Harvesters: The California Sea Urchin Fishery," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21510, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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