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Modeling fishermen's behaviour under new regulatory regimes

Objective

The main objective in this project is to provide models for empirical specification of fishermen behaviour under regulatory systems based on Individual Vessel Quotas (IVQ). This is important because the fisher's incentives under these management systems are substantially different from what they are under traditional management systems. In particular, under these systems, quantity landed is not a choice variable for the fishermen.

A cost function rather than a profit function approach should therefore be used. However, a number of measures of fishermen behaviour have been developed in relation to profit functions. We will derive similar measures in a cost function context. The approach will be used empirically to analyse and compare Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish fisheries where IVQ, both transferable and non transferable, have been implemented. The project will be organised in 7 workpackages (WP).

Coordinator

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Address
Helleveien 30
Bergen
Norway

Participants (4)

THE DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES ECONOMICS
Denmark
Address
Rolighedsvej 25
Frederiksberg C
UNIVERSITY OF AKUREYRI
Iceland
Address
Glerargata 36
Akureyri
UNIVERSITY OF GÖTEBORG
Sweden
Address
Vasagatan 1
Göteborg
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
Locksway Road
Southsea