NAAFE Forum 2017, the ninth biennial conference of the North American Association of Fisheries Economics & Trade (NAAFE), was held at the Costa Baja hotel in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico March 22-24, 2017; pre-conference events were held March 21. Following plenary sessions, 3-4 concurrent sessions were held throughout the 2½ day conference.
A diverse team of Mexican institutions worked together to organize and host this conference, with Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS) in the lead, and collaboration from CIBNOR, CICIMAR, Universidad Marista de Merida (UMM), Conacyt, and the NAAFE Business Office. Leading members of the Organizing Committee were Victor Hernandez Trejo (UABCS), German Ponce Diaz (CICIMAR), Juan Antonio de Anda (CIBNOR) and Juan Carlos Seijo (UMM). The Scientific Committee was co-chaired by Dr. Juan Carlos Seijo of UMM, and Dr. Gil Sylvia of Oregon State University, President of NAAFE, with assistance from Smit Vasquez Caballero (PhD Candidate, Oregon State University.).
150 participants from 15 countries (US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, India, Solomon Islands, China, Iceland, Denmark, UK, Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile) attended, representing academia, government, industry, and domestic and international agencies.
136 individual presentations were made in 15 general sessions, 11 special sessions, 1 poster session, and 3 plenary sessions.
Plenary session presentations:
Keynote 1: Escaping the Fisheries Subsidies Trap: the Role of Cooperative Fisheries Management (Gordon Munro)
Keynote 2: Catch Shares: Potential for Optimal Use of Marine Resources (Ragnar Arnason)
Ecosystem Services Valuation for Ecosystem Based Management in the U.S.: Current Practices, Opportunities, and Challenges
Coastal and marine spatial planning in North America: case studies and data needs
Evaluation and Analysis of Catch Share Performance and Cost–Earnings Data Collection Effort
The Fishery Performance Indicators – Value for Fisheries Management, Impact Investing and Recreational Fisheries
Distribution and ITQs
Economics of Protected Marine Species
Designing rights-based management systems to achieve social objectives in fisheries
How climate change is shaping fisheries and fishing communities in the Polar region
Investing in fisheries recoveries
The Three M’s of Recreational Fishing Demand: Measurement, Modeling, and Management
Saving the World’s most Endangered Marine Mammal: the role of economic incentives for affected communities
Seafood Trade & Markets (parts 1, 2, and 3)
Subsidies and Their (un)Intended Consequences
Rights-Based Management (parts 1 and 2)
Bioeconomic Models and Applications (parts 1 and 2)
Aquaculture Models and Applications
Governance and Compliance
Small-Scale Fisheries (parts 1 and 2)
Materials uploaded to this Proceedings site will include titles, authors, abstracts, presentations, posters, and full papers, as available, related to Forum presentations of all types.
Photographs of the conference can be viewed on the NAAFE Facebook page.