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Community-level analysis of correlated fish production in fisheries and aquaculture: The case of Japan


Jang, HG and Yamazaki, S, Community-level analysis of correlated fish production in fisheries and aquaculture: The case of Japan, Marine Policy, 122 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0308-597X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104240


Global aquaculture production is expected to exceed marine capture production by 2030. A comprehensive understanding of the relationship between coastal fisheries and aquaculture production at community level is required for fishery managers to ensure the efficient use of resources and to minimise potential conflicts between resource users. Improving communitiesí ability to flexibly adjust the production mix between the two is also crucial to enhance communitiesí resilience to external shocks, such as climate change and resource depletion. Based on data from Japanís Census of Fisheries, a panel data set of 1922 fishing communities show that a decrease in the number of coastal fishing entities within a community is partially offset by an increasing number of aquaculture entities, suggesting that coastal fisheries and aquaculture production are negatively related at community level. The results also show that changes in production mix are not solely determined within the community per se but also depend on the production mix in neighbouring communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fishing community, community-based resource management, production mix, panel data, spatial econometrics, spillover effects
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Production
UTAS Author:Jang, HG (Mr Ho Geun Jang)
UTAS Author:Yamazaki, S (Dr Satoshi Yamazaki)
ID Code:141305
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2020-10-13
Last Modified:2021-09-23

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