West Africa Fisheries and Seafood Bio-economic Assessment Model: Phase II Development Project, Model Version 6.2 Public Deposited

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Additional information on this project is available in the 2011 report, Ghana Artisanal Marine Sector Case Study Results, available from Oregon State University at  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35843.

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  • Major fishery investment has recently been implemented in West Africa as part of the World Bank's West Africa Regional Fisheries Program. To support this effort the New Partnership for Africa's Development funded development of a Seafood Bio-Economic Assessment Model. The model was initially developed for Ghana, but will accommodate other West African nations. It is “user- friendly" and accessible by a wide range of stakeholders. The model incorporates all major fishery and seafood sectors including biological resources, fishing fleets, aquaculture, seafood processing, and import and export sectors, and tracks the interaction between fish resources and industry in response to changes in policy and government investment. The model calculates costs and benefits and return on investment for major changes in management, capital, technology and infrastructure. The model has been used to evaluate management and investments strategies for Ghanaian fisheries and results suggest that Ghana would increase discounted net economic benefits by $350 million over a 30 year horizon if management restricted canoes to existing numbers, halved the semi-industrial fleet, and eliminated the industrial fleet. This increase in wealth is associated with a reduction of individuals participating in the fishery but an increase in individuals participating in seafood processing. Results suggest the need to incorporate regional impacts to account for the effects of investing wealth within the broader regional and national economy. Workshop results with West African fishery stakeholders demonstrate the value of the model as a heuristic aid in educating managers and industry on integrated fishery management.
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  • Sylvia, G. and S. Davis. West Africa Fisheries and Seafood Bio-economic Assessment Model: Phase II Development Project, Model Version 6.2. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012.
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