Title: Management of the Argentine hake

Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
1999
Publisher:
UNU-FTP
Place of publication:
Reykjavík
Number of pages:
38

Abstract

Before the Federal Fishing Law was established, there was little political support for an adequate fisheries management regime. Over-investment in fishing capital and excessive effort dissipated the economic rents of the Argentine hake fishery. As a result the resource has been overexploited in recent years and in danger of collapse. The purpose of this project is to propose a rationalization of the Argentine hake fishery in order to increase its economic efficiency and contribute to the recovery and conservation of the hake stock. A bio-economic model to study economically efficient management of the hake fishery in Argentina is developed. The project identifies the optimal sustainable position for the fishery, designs a reasonable efficient dynamic path towards the optimal sustainable point and finally makes some recommendations to improve the fisheries management system. 

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