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Micro-economic drivers of profitability in an ITQ-managed fishery: An analysis of the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery

Thébaud, Olivier and Innes, James and Norman-López, Ana and Slade, Stephanie and Cameron, Darren and Cannard, Toni and Tickell, Sharon and Kung, John and Kerrigan, Brigid and Williams, Lew and Richard Little, L. (2014) Micro-economic drivers of profitability in an ITQ-managed fishery: An analysis of the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery. Marine Policy, 43 . pp. 200-207. ISSN 0308-597X

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.06.001

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X13001279

Abstract

An economic survey of the commercial operators currently active in the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery has been carried out, as part of a research project aimed at evaluating alternative management options for this fishery. This paper presents the background analysis used as a basis to develop the sampling design for this survey. The background analysis focuses on activity patterns of the fleet based on effort and catch information, as well as patterns of quota ownership. Based on this information, a fishing business profile describing the micro-economic structure of fishing operations is developed. This profile, in conjunction with the qualitative information gained in undertaking the economic surveys, allows preliminary understanding of the key drivers of profitability in the CRFFF, and possible impacts of external factors on fishing operations.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Fisheries Queensland
Keywords:Commercial fishing Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery Great Barrier Reef Business structures ITQs Diversification
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery conservation
Deposited On:05 Aug 2014 05:20
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 16:02

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