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Are fishery management upgrades worth the cost?

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands (HÍ)
dc.contributor University of Iceland (UI)
dc.contributor.author Mangin, Tracey
dc.contributor.author Costello, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Anderson, James
dc.contributor.author Arnason, Ragnar
dc.contributor.author Elliott, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Gaines, Steve D.
dc.contributor.author Hilborn, Ray
dc.contributor.author Peterson, Emily
dc.contributor.author Sumaila, Rashid
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-17T13:23:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-17T13:23:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-20
dc.identifier.citation Mangin T, Costello C, Anderson J, Arnason R, Elliott M, Gaines SD, et al. (2018) Are fishery management upgrades worth the cost? PLoS ONE 13(9): e0204258. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204258
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1455
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein).
dc.description.abstract Many analyses of fishery recovery have demonstrated the potential biological and economic benefits of management reform, but few have compared these to the associated costs of management upgrades, which can be substantial. This study aims to determine if the projected economic benefits of management reform outweigh the increases in management costs required to achieve those benefits. To answer this question, we developed a database of country-level fisheries management costs and use those to estimate the country-level costs of management changes. We use this framework to compare estimates of future costs of management upgrades against their economic benefits in terms of profit. Results indicate that for most nations, including the top 25 fishing nations, management upgrades outweigh their associated costs. This result is robust to a number of alternative assumptions about costs. Results also suggest that stronger reforms such as rights-based management, although sometimes more expensive to implement, can lead to greater net economic benefits compared to alternatives.
dc.description.sponsorship David and Lucile Packard Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge and thank The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (https://www.packard.org/) for their financial support for this research. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was not involved in the research or development of this project.
dc.format.extent e0204258
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.relation.ispartofseries PLOS ONE;13(9)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fisheries science
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Data management
dc.subject Fish biology
dc.subject Economics
dc.subject Agricultural economics
dc.subject Bioeconomics
dc.subject Fiskveiðistjórnun
dc.subject Fiskveiðar
dc.subject Auðlindahagfræði
dc.subject Sjávarlíffræði
dc.title Are fishery management upgrades worth the cost?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Plos One
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0204258
dc.relation.url http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204258
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Economics (UI)
dc.contributor.department Hagfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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