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NAAFE Forum 2015

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NAAFE Forum 2015


NAAFE’s eighth biennial conference, NAAFE Forum 2015, was organized by Keith Criddle, Quentin Fong and Gary Freitag at University of Alaska Southeast in Ketchikan, Alaska, May 20-22, 2015.

138 people from 11 countries attended the 2.5 day Forum. Regular submitted-abstract sessions were held on the following topics:



Bycatch and Discards

Climate Change

Ecosystem Based Management

Ecosystem Services

Fishing and Communities

Markets and Trade


Recreational Fisheries

Rights Based Management

Small Scale Fisheries

Lagniappe (Miscellaneous Topics)

Special, pre-organized sessions were held on the following topics (organizers listed in parentheses):

The Impact of Catch Shares on Fishing Income Diversification and Fleet Diversity org (Dan Holland)

The Economics of Recreational Fishing Sectors in U.S. Fisheries: Allocation, Demand, Supply, and Impacts (Joshua K. Abbott)

Fisheries’ Shoreside Support - the Forgotten Sector (Ayeisha Brinson et al.)

MSC, FPIs, and Everything in Between: Assessment of the Evolving Markets for Certification and Sustainable Seafood (Hiro Uchida et al)

Re-Thinking Niche Markets for Seafood: Challenges and Opportunities for “Local” Seafood (Gina Louise Shamshak)

Protected Resource Economics: Key Challenges for Incorporation in an Ecosystem Based

Management Approach (Kathryn Bisack, Kristy Wallmo, Gisele Magnusson)

Emerging Technologies in Fisheries Economic Data Collection (Barbara Rountree)

The NAAFE 2015 Keynote Address, A Preliminary Approach to Formalization of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management using the NS1 Paradigm, was given by Lee G. Anderson, IIFET Fellow and Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor Emeritus, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, University of Delaware. The address is being edited for presentation in the journal Marine Resource Economics.

The NAAFE Best Student Paper award was given by selection committee chair Hiro Uchida to Yutaro Sakai, for his paper Subsidies, Fisheries Management, and Stock Depletion.

The Best Student Presentation prize was supported by Marine Resource Economics (MRE); the winner was Amanda Faig for The Economic Cost of Ignoring Fishery Induced Evolution.

Photos of the event have been posted on the NAAFE Facebook page.

Abstracts of all presentations have been included in this NAAFE 2015 “community”, as well as presentations, where authors gave permission. Presenters were also invited to submit full papers, which have also been included, when submitted. In cases where papers have been submitted to journals or other media, we include references to those publications, in cases we are aware of.

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  • Emery, Timothy J.; Tisdell, John; Green, Bridget S.; Hartmann, Klaas; Gardner, Caleb; León, Rafael (North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2015-05)
    Assignment problems may remain in quota managed fisheries due to variation in the productivity of the stock across space and time. Unless fishers can agree to coordinate their fishing effort, they will compete amongst th ...
  • Galligan, Monica; Pomeroy, Caroline; Reilly, Paul; Culver, Carolynn; Cannon, S. (North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2015-05)
    As part of an effort to describe the recent history and socioeconomics of a small commercial fishery, we were provided access to a large, multi-faceted data set. In using those data, we faced a number of challenges relat ...
  • Hartley, Marcus (North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2015-05)
    Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish fisheries are hugely productive with 2008 – 2014 harvests averaging 1.6 million tons and generating $1.95 billion annually. The BSAI also hosts a commercial halibut fishery w ...
  • Faig, Amanda D. (North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2015-05)
    Ecologists warn that the rapid evolution occurring as a result of high-intensity commercial fishing could have potentially disastrous economic and ecological effects. The evolution of economically relevant life-history t ...
  • Magnusson, Gisele; Bisack, Kathryn (North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2015-05)
    Choosing a policy instrument is a strategic choice. In the case of fisheries interactions with marine mammals and sea turtles, the preferred policy instrument has been a command-and-control approach such as effort reduct ...