Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries / Edition 1

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Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries reviews and synthesizes the existing literature, focusing on rights-based management and the creation of economic incentives to manage transnational tuna fisheries. Transnational tuna fisheries are among the most important fisheries in the world, and tuna commissions are increasingly shifting toward this approach. Comprehensively covering the subject, Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries summarizes global experience and offers practical applications for applying rights-based management and the creation of economic incentives, addressing potential problems as well as the total level of capacity. This reference work is divided into four parts, beginning with an overview of the book, including the issues, property rights, and rights-based management. The subsequent sections address issues arising with property rights, discuss bycatch, and cover compliance, enforcement, trade measures, and politics. Written by an expert team of international authors, Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries will appeal to social and fisheries scientists and fishery managers in universities and research institutions, government and non-governmental organizations, fisheries management bodies, members of the fishing industry, and international institutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813805672
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Allen is the Director of Investigations of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.

James Joseph has worked for a variety of fisheries research and management organization and served as Director of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission from 1969-1999. He currently works as a private consultant on a variety of fisheries and related issues.

Dale Squires is a Senior Scientist with NOAA Fisheries in La Jolla, California; Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego; Visiting Fellow at Australian National University; and Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface Christopher Lischewski xi

Part I Introduction to Transnational Fisheries Management

1 Introduction Robin Allen James Joseph Dale Squires Elizabeth Stryjewski 3

2 Addressing the Problem of Excess Fishing Capacity in Tuna Fisheries James Joseph Dale Squires William Bayliff Theodore Groves 11

3 Property and Use Rights in Fisheries Dale Squires 39

4 Rights-Based Management in Transnational Tuna Fisheries Robin Allen William Bayliff James Joseph Dale Squires 65

5 The Benefits and Costs of Transformation of Open Access on the High Seas Robin Allen William Bayliff James Joseph Dale Squires 87

Part II Rights-Based Management

6 International Fisheries Law and the Transferability of Quota: Principles and Precedents Andrew Serdy 99

7 Can Rights Put It Right? Industry Initiatives to Resolve Overcapacity Issues: Observations from a Boat Deck and a Manager's Desk Daryl R.Sykes 127

8 Rights-Based Management of Tuna Fisheries: Lessons from the Assignment of Property Rights on the Western US Frontier Gary D. Libecap 137

9 The Economics of Allocation in Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations R. Quentin Grafton R?gnvaldur Hannesson Bruce Shallard Daryl R. Sykes Joseph Terry 155

10 Allocating Fish Across Jurisdictions Jon M. Van Dyke 163

11 Buybacks in Transnational Fisheries Dale Squires James Joseph Theodore Groves 181

12 Limited Access in Transnational Tuna Fisheries Brian Hallman Scott Barrett Raymond P Clarke James Joseph Dale Squires 195

Part III Bycatch

13 Individual Transferable Quotas for Bycatches: Lessons for the Tuna-Dolphin Issue R?gnvaldur Hannesson 215

14 Incentives to Address Bycatch Issues Heidi Gjertsen Martin Hall Dale Squires 225

Part IV Politics, Enforcement, and Compliance

15 Prospects for Use Rights in Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations Frank Alcock 251

16 Flags of Convenience and Property Rights on the High Seas Elizabeth R. DeSombre 269

17 Japanese Policies, Ocean Law, and the Tuna Fisheries: Sustainability Goals, the IUU Issue, and Overcapacity Kathryn J. Mengerink Harry N. Scheiber Yann-Huei Song 283

18 Quasi-Property Rights and the Effectiveness of Atlantic Tuna Management D. G. Webster 321

Index 333

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