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A retrospective analysis of the effects of adopting individual transferable quotas in the Tasmanian red rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, fishery

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Hamon, KG and Thebaud, O and Frusher, S and Little, LR, A retrospective analysis of the effects of adopting individual transferable quotas in the Tasmanian red rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, fishery, Aquatic Living Resources, 22, (4) pp. 549-558. ISSN 0990-7440 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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The original publication is available at http://www.afs-journal.org/. EDP Sciences, IFREMER, IRD, 2009

DOI: doi:10.1051/alr/2009039

Abstract

Individual transferable quotas (ITQ) were implemented in the Tasmanian red rock lobster fishery in 1998 and ten years later we assessed the impacts on the fishery. Particular attention was devoted to investigating the performances of the fishery with regard to three features identified as major impacts in the literature: rationalization of the fishing fleet, change in fishing strategy in order to maximise the fisher's profit and concentration of fishing rights and activity. On average, the fishery reacted as expected and reached its objective in terms of reconstruction of the biomass, but the overall assessment in terms of resulting profitability is not very conclusive. There is no evidence of decrease of the profitability over the period of the study but the fishery is more reactive to external factors on its export market in China than to changes in its own structure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ITQ / Economic effects / Red rock lobster fishery / Jasus edwardsii / Australia
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Wild Caught Prawns
Author:Hamon, KG (Ms Katell Hamon)
Author:Frusher, S (Professor Stewart Frusher)
ID Code:60829
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2010-02-19
Last Modified:2010-04-22
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