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A comprehensive bycatch market: investigating pricing mechanisms for ecosystem accountability

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Erik
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-25T22:49:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-25T22:49:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8855
dc.description Master's Project (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract This report takes an ecosystem approach to managing targeted and non-targeted species in the Bering Sea Aleutian Island commercial fisheries. The current regulatory environment sets biological harvest limits across fish stock's entire range, although the individual components of managing fisheries within a stock may lead to economic inefficiencies and difficulties in accounting for social costs due to blunt incentives. The research presented here outlines a model for scenario analysis and pricing mechanisms at each level of harvest across a species range. Due to the modeled indifference of harvesting in targeted or non-targeted fisheries, designations are made for degrees of ownership rights and monetary transfers to balance these rights in the presence of non-target bycatch. This report argues that efficiency gains can be made by managing behavior through pricing incentives at the margin. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Bycatches (Fisheries) en_US
dc.subject Prices en_US
dc.subject Alaska en_US
dc.subject Aleutian Islands en_US
dc.subject Bering Sea en_US
dc.subject Economic aspects en_US
dc.title A comprehensive bycatch market: investigating pricing mechanisms for ecosystem accountability en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.degree ms
dc.identifier.department Applied Resource Economics
dc.contributor.committee Little, Joseph
dc.contributor.committee Greenberg, Joshua
dc.contributor.committee Goering, Greg


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