Global fishery management has changed significantly with the widespread implementation of market-based approaches such as catch share programs, which often encompass numerous complex economic and social objectives specific to a region or species. RFF experts are evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of these programs and other related policies.
Journal Article — Aug 9, 2019
Classifying fishing behavioral diversity using high-frequency movement data
An approach to effective fisheries management where “big data” routinely collected by many fisheries agencies can be used in a data-driven framework to classify fishers into discrete behavioral types.
Working Paper — Apr 18, 2019
What is a Fish Out of Water? The Economics Behind the Joint Management of Water Resources and Aquatic Species in the United States
This paper reviews the economics literature on management problems involving linked water resources and aquatic species.
Journal Article — Mar 1, 2019
Examination of the Peruvian Anchovy Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ) System
An examination of a catch share system implemented in the Peruvian anchovy fishery, the world's largest commercial fishery by volume.
Workshop/Seminar — May 4, 2016
Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification on Social Outcomes
At this RFF First Wednesday Seminar, co-hosted with the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, national and international policymakers, leaders from nongovernmental organizations, representatives from certification programs and fisheries, and natural and social scientists examined the future of certification program outcomes.