NAAFE Forum 2015

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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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