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Economically Optimal Management Strategies for the South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish Fishery


Hoshino, E and Hillary, R and Pearce, J, Economically Optimal Management Strategies for the South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish Fishery, Marine Resource Economics, 25, (3) pp. 265-280. ISSN 0738-1360 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5950/0738-1360-25.3.265


The fishery for Patagonian toothfish around the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean is a profitable operation targeting a high-value, slow-growing species. We substituted the complex Bayesian age-structured model currently used for assessments with a Schaefer production model, which performs equally well as an operating model for management strategy evaluation. Our analysis demonstrated that optimum long-term profitability using a discount rate of 2% would be achieved at a biomass of 59% of initial biomass, which is higher than the target biomass of 50% incorporated into the current management strategy, and at a reduction in effort of approximately 19%. A number of potential effort reduction strategies are investigated, several of which would achieve belter conservation objectives and higher future profits from the fishery than those predicted using the current management strategy. Copyright © 2010 MRE Foundation, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hoshino, E (Dr Eriko Hoshino)
ID Code:68051
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2011-03-09
Last Modified:2014-10-06

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