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Micro-economic drivers of profitability in an ITQ-managed fishery: An analysis of the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery

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Thebaud, O and Innes, J and Norman-Lopez, A and Slade, S and Cameron, D and Cannard, T and Tickell, S and Kung, J and Kerrigan, B and Williams, L and Little, LR, Micro-economic drivers of profitability in an ITQ-managed fishery: An analysis of the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery, Marine Policy, 43 pp. 200-207. ISSN 0308-597X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Crown Copyright 2013

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.06.001

Abstract

An economic survey of the commercial operators currently active in the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery has been carried out, as part of a research project aimed at evaluating alternative management options for this fishery. This paper presents the background analysis used as a basis to develop the sampling design for this survey. The background analysis focuses on activity patterns of the fleet based on effort and catch information, as well as patterns of quota ownership. Based on this information, a fishing business profile describing the micro-economic structure of fishing operations is developed. This profile, in conjunction with the qualitative information gained in undertaking the economic surveys, allows preliminary understanding of the key drivers of profitability in the CRFFF, and possible impacts of external factors on fishing operations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:business structures, commercial fishing, diversification, Great Barrier Reef, ITQs, Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Author:Little, LR (Dr Richard Little)
ID Code:119603
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-08-03
Last Modified:2017-09-18
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