The Icelandic ITQ system has been under development since the early 1980s. Rights were initially grandfathered. Rights have been priced and traded and put up as collateral against loans. Quota values have thus affected the balance sheet of Icelandic fishing firms in a fundamental way. The aim of this paper is to look at the development of the balance sheet and the development of booked equity as well as try to estimate the real value of equity in Icelandic fishing firms from 2000 till 2009. This period is of considerable interest as a condsiderable bubble developed and burst in the Icelandic financial market during the period.
Matthiasson, T. ITQs in a Rough Water. 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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AQUAFISH, USAID, NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, Norad, The World Bank, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, NAAFE, World Wildlife Fund, United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, ICEIDA, JICA, JIFRS, The European Association of Fisheries Economists, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation