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Bycatch ITQ Management in Oligopolistic Fisheries

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  • Jean-Christophe Pereau

    (GREThA, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV)

  • Nicolas Sanz

    (CEREGMIA, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)

Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of an individual transferable quota (ITQ) system implemented on bycatch on the global harvest level of oligopolistic fisheries. We show that the impact of changes in the total allowable catch (TAC) on the equilibrium harvest level depends on the degree of returns to scale in harvest. In particular, a reduction in the TAC may lead to a rise in activity in fisheries characterized by some amount of increasing returns to scale. Besides, these effects appear to be stronger, the fiercer the competition within fisheries.

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  • Jean-Christophe Pereau & Nicolas Sanz, 2011. "Bycatch ITQ Management in Oligopolistic Fisheries," Documents de Travail 2011-05, CEREGMIA, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane.
  • Handle: RePEc:crg:wpaper:dt2011-05
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    1. Natacha Fauvet & Jean-Christophe Pereau, 2014. "Nutrient Allowances Market and Wetland Abatement," Working Papers 2014.06, FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

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    Keywords

    oligopolistic competition; fisheries; bycatch; ITQs;

    JEL classification:

    • Q21 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

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