Fisheries Economics & Policy: Intro to Fisheries Management

Fisheries Economics & Policy: Intro to Fisheries Management

This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund’s collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn – or review – the basic economics of conservation. The first of our Fisheries Economics & Policy series, this video introduces the concept of how a population of fish can be managed sustainably. The series will cover management strategies to preserve fishing in the long term and will include concepts such as open access, common pool resources, tragedy of the commons, maximum economic yield, taxes and subsidies, reducing effort, territorial use rights, transferable quotas and externalities.

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  1. kriptoniteXD on January 18, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you for creating such an amazing channel! You’re giving for free what governments should do!

  2. This Snake in A Suit on January 18, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    The big companies are sell-fish
    Really no joke
    Pun intended

  3. random guy on January 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Small fishing boats aren’t bad but trawlers are, I’m a fisherman so I would know

  4. carly forrest on January 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    this is such a great educational video piece!! keep up the stellar work man!! <3

  5. 童宥翔 on January 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    30 years later from now people will ask each other how did fish or steak tasted like… The sad times, I don’t even wanna think about it..

  6. Andy b on January 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    lol this is a gay video

  7. ailars david on January 18, 2020 at 9:57 pm


  8. chachiuday on January 18, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    the tragedy of the commons

  9. Sarah Paulus on January 18, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    how i wish you were my fisheries eco lecturer way back

  10. Margaret Gleason on January 18, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    there are limits in most places and its illegal to catch as many fish as you want, this is an informational vid tho

  11. Riccardo Cacchioli on January 18, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    a dozen recepies, so do not use the same one in all those pictures please

  12. Sam Shotgun on January 18, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    "open access" is the name of the West coast small boat fleet. I am a West coast open access fisherman and it is far from unregulated… They literally give us 400lbs every 2 months of the main catch. That’s not even enough to pay for much considering the fish are 90cents to $3.50 a lb. It is over regulated but the big commercial ships just pay enough $ to basically do whatever including taking "no take species" (protected fish). they are not open access fisherman, so this clip can be a bit confused in the wording.

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