Assessing Efficiency Gains From Individual Transferable Quotas: An Application to the Mid-Atlantic Surf Clam and Ocean Quahog Fishery
Quinn Weninger ()
Staff General Research Papers Archive from Iowa State University, Department of Economics
Delayed fishing fleet restructuring complicates the assessment of efficiency gains from individual transferable quota (ITQ) fisheries management programs. This article presents a methodology to estimate harvest sector efficiency gains in lieu of incomplete fleet restructuring. The methodology is applied to assess the efficiency gains in the Mid-Atlantic surf clam and ocean quahog fishery ITQ program. While roughly 128 vessels harvested clams under the previous management regime, the analysis suggests that 21-25 vwessels will remain under ITQs. The efficiency gains are estimated to be between $11.1 million and $12.8 million annually (1990 dollars).
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Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 1998, vol. 80 no. 4, pp. 750-764
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