EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Windows of Opportunity for Sustainable Fisheries Management: The Case of Eastern Baltic Cod

Martin Quaas, Max T. Stoeven, Bernd Klauer, Thomas Petersen and Johannes Schiller
Additional contact information
Max T. Stoeven: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Bernd Klauer: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Thomas Petersen: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Johannes Schiller: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2018, vol. 70, issue 2, 323-341

Abstract: Abstract We study under which conditions a ‘window of opportunity’ for a change from an overfishing situation, with high fishing effort, but low stocks and catches, towards sustainable fishery management arises. Studying the Eastern Baltic cod fishery we show that at very low stock sizes (as they prevailed in the early 2000s) all interest groups involved in the fishery unanimously prefer maximum-sustainable-yield management (as prescribed by the management plan in place since 2007) over the previous overfishing situation. With increasing stock sizes, the present value of fishermen surplus would be higher when switching back to overfishing again, while other interest groups maintain their preference for sustainable fishery management.

Keywords: Sustainable resource use; Fisheries economics; Resource rent; Consumer surplus; Worker surplus (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q22 Q28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10640-017-0122-y Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:enreec:v:70:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s10640-017-0122-y

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... al/journal/10640/PS2

Access Statistics for this article

Environmental & Resource Economics is currently edited by Ian J. Bateman

More articles in Environmental & Resource Economics from Springer, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-06
Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:70:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s10640-017-0122-y