IIFET 2018 Seattle

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This collection houses the proceedings of the nineteenth biennial conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET), entitled Adapting to a Changing World: Challenges AND Opportunities. The conference occurred at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington, USA, July 16-20, 2018. Conference organizers were Christopher Anderson, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Daniel Holland, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and Alan Haynie, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

The following agencies sponsored the conference:

· United Nations University Fisheries Training Program, Iceland
· Walton Family Foundation
· The Pew Charitable Trusts
· Seafish UK
· AquaFish Innovation Laboratory
· MG Kailis Group
· North Pacific Fishery Management Council
· Ocean Conservancy
· Oregon Sea Grant
· Industry and Policy Day Sponsor: Northwest Farm Credit Services
· Individual Sponsor: Lee Anderson
· World Wildlife Fund
· Fisheries and Oceans Canada
· Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
· Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) is a global organization consisting 600+ members from over 65 countries around the world. IIFET provides an international forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of fisheries management, seafood trade, and aquaculture. Our goal is to advance the productive use of economic theory and analysis to answer critical questions surrounding the sustainable use of marine resources, and to ensure future livelihoods of those who produce food from the sea. Every other (even-numbered) year, individuals from academia, trade, government, and NGOs interested in the economics of fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood trade to gather at a different location, rotating among global fishing regions and nations for maximum diversity, to share research and contribute to solutions of problems facing managers of critical marine resources.

IIFET 2018 Seattle was our 19th biennial gathering held since the founding of the organization in 1982. 410 professionals from academia, industry, government, international agencies, and the non-profit sector attended, 39 countries were represented, from Africa and the Middle East, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Conference general topics were:

· Certification of Fisheries and Aquaculture
· Economic, Bioeconomic and Ecological-Economic Modeling
· Economics of Aquaculture
· Economics of Recreational Fisheries and Tourism
· Ecosystem-based Management and Integrated Assessments
· Fishery Governance, Policy and Management
· Governance and Management of High Seas and Straddling Stock Fisheries
· Interdependency of Fishery Management and Seafood Markets
· Management Challenges of a Changing Environment
· Managing and Understanding Small-Scale & Developing Country Fisheries
· Managing Small-scale and Developing Country Fisheries
· Marine Spatial Planning and Multiple Use Management
· Rights-based Fishery Management and Co-management
· Seafood Markets and Trade
· Spatial Management and Marine Protected Areas
· Understanding Small-scale and Developing Country Fisheries

In addition twenty “Special” pre-organized sessions and four mini-workshops were presented on:
· Barriers to fisheries markets and trade in the developing world
· Bringing Gender Discourse in Fisheries Economics and Trade
· Cross-sectoral marine and coastal management: addressing conflicts between species, user groups, jurisdictions, and legal mandates
· Different approaches and priorities for modeling fisher behavior
· Economic & social impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture
· Economics of Protected Marine Species
· Effects of fisheries management on risk-taking & safety
· Financing, Incentive Structures, & Sustainability
· Game theory and fisheries management
· Global-scale fisheries economics research
· Incentive based tools for highly migratory and transboundary fisheries
· Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation
· Modelling social-ecological systems
· Next generation RFMO governance: Climate change, allocation, and privatization, oh my!
· Northern fisheries: Adapting to a changing world
· Seafood markets, fishing behavior & fisheries management
· Session in honor of contributions by James Wilen to marine resource economics
· Sustainable management of coastal fisheries and aquaculture
· The Fishery Performance Indicators: Lessons learned
· Tools for data poor stocks in mixed, small-scale and Indigenous fisheries
· Workshop: Demonstration and tutorial of two data analysis tools developed by the FAO for assessing and monitoring the aquaculture and fisheries sector
· Workshop: Quota Auctions
· Workshop: Scoring the Fishery Performance Indicators and Applying Them within Fishery Investment Projects
· Workshop: Stated Preference Valuation: Contemporary Methods for Coastal, Marine, and Fisheries Applications

The program also included four keynote addresses:
· IIFET Fellow Cathy Roheim: Innovations and Progress in Seafood Demand and Market Analysis: The Sequel
· IIFET Fellow Jim Anderson: Embracing the Future of Seafood and Systems Thinking
· Industry and Policy Day Keynote: Joe Sullivan: Growth and Maturation of U.S. Fishery Co-management Arrangements
· Distinguished Service Award winner Rebecca Lent: The long and winding road: a marine economist in the policy world

Presentations, submitted papers, summaries, the conference program and other related documents are accessible through these proceedings. Use the search bar at right to search by topic or author.

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