Markov-Perfect Rent Dissipation in Rights-Based Fisheries
We present a general, dynamic model of within-season harvesting competition in a fishery managed with individual transferable quotas. Markov-Perfect equilibrium harvesting and quota purchase strategies are derived using numerical collocation methods. We identify rent loss caused by a heterogeneous-in-value fish stock, congestion on the fishing ground, revenue competition and stock uncertainty. Our results show that biological, technological and market conditions under which rents will be dissipated in a standard individual transferable quota program are fairly special. These fi ndings provide new insights for designing rights-based programs capable of generating resource rent in marine fisheries.
|Date of creation:||24 Jun 2013|
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|Publication status:||Published in Marine Resource Economics, June 2013, vol. 28 no. 2, pp. 111-131|
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