Promoting selective fisheries through certification? An analysis of the PNA unassociated-sets purse seine fishery.

Groeneveld, R. A. and Quaas, M. F. (2016) Promoting selective fisheries through certification? An analysis of the PNA unassociated-sets purse seine fishery. Fisheries Research, 182 . pp. 69-78. DOI 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.10.014.

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Abstract

The certification by the Marine Stewardship Council of the unassociated-sets purse seine fishery of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) has the potential to improve stocks of the fishery's main three tuna species, as well as to allow the PNA to extract more resource rents from the fishery. In this paper we analyze the economic and biological effects of this certification with a tractable bioeconomic model. We find that under plausible assumptions certification of tuna from the PNA unassociated-sets purse seine fishery can enhance stock size of skipjack tuna and bigeye tuna, but is likely to reduce stocks of yellowfin tuna due to the unassociated-sets fishery's high catch rate for this stock. The PNA's access fee declines in most scenarios considered. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 2 Groeneveld, Rolf A. Quaas, Martin F. Quaas, Martin/C-4220-2012 Quaas, Martin/0000-0003-0812-8829 2 1872-6763 Si
Keywords: Tuna, Certification, Pacific Ocean, Purse seine, Economics
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.10.014
ISSN: 0165-7836
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 09:41
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/35010

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