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Fisheries Management under Uncertainty using Non-linear Fees


  • Berglann, Helge

    () (University of Bergen, Department of Economics)


This paper considers non-linear taxation to regulate fisheries. It compares that instrument with quantity control and linear taxation. Traditionally the question of how to regulate fisheries has been posed as a choice between price and quantity control. A numerical example, concerned with demersal fisheries, indicates that non-linear taxation is superior to quantity control. When cost uncertainty is involved, it can also prove more efficient than the price instrument.

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  • Berglann, Helge, 2005. "Fisheries Management under Uncertainty using Non-linear Fees," Working Papers in Economics 07/05, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:bergec:2005_007

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    Fisheries management; Uncertainty; Non-linear taxation; Dynamic optimization;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery


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