The Northern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries: Management and Policy Implications

38 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2004

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Trond Bjorndal

Imperial College Business School

Ana Brasão

Lusofona University of Humanities and Technology

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

In this paper, a discrete time, multi-gear and age structured bio-economic model is developed for the Northern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, which is a paradigmatic example of the difficulties faced in managing highly migratory fish stocks. The 1995 U.N. Fish Stocks Agreement provides guidance as to the sustainable management of straddling and highly migratory fish stocks, maintaining that coastal states and distant water fishing nations should cooperate in the management of these stocks through Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMO). The objective of this paper is to propose alternative management strategies that could be taken into account by the RFMO managing this fishery, and to investigate some of the policy implications.

Keywords: Bioeconomic model, Bluefin tuna, Optimal management recommendations

JEL Classification: Q22

Suggested Citation

Bjorndal, Trond and Brasão, Ana, The Northern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries: Management and Policy Implications (April 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=546067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.546067

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