Accession Number : ADA302948

Title :   A Bioeconomic Analysis of Fishery Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Costa, Albert R.

PDF Url : ADA302948

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Throughout history, the effective management of common-property resources has continually eluded mankind. Typically, the problem of overutilization and overcapitalization of the world's fisheries has been approached from purely a biological standpoint. Little, if any, economic consideration has gone into the traditional modes of common recourse management. Consequently, existing programs have not been notably successful from both an economic or biological point of view. The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with the economic foundations of the common-property fisheries and to examine the implications of possible management strategies. It is hoped that with a theory of resource regulation capable in principle of predicting the reactions of the fishing industry, that the types of controls that are most likely to be successful in achieving biologically and economically desirable objectives can be identified.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *FISHERIES, CONTROL, GLOBAL, OPTIMIZATION, INDUSTRIES, STRATEGY, ECONOMICS, BIOLOGY, THEORY, THESES, RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, COMMERCIAL FISHING.

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE