Lab Seminar: "Resilient ecosystem-based fishery management policy design requires reconciliation of micro- and macro- scale measures"

Kailin and the networks
Kailin and the networks

Kailin Kroetz, Fellow of Resources for the Future, presented her research on ecosystem-based fisheries management. This work is a collaboration with Matthew Reimer, James Sanchirico, Daniel Lew and Justine Huetteman. Ecosystem-based fisheries management provides a framework for incorporating ecological linkages between fisheries into policymaking. However, relatively little attention has been given to economic linkages between fisheries: If fishers consider multiple fisheries when deciding where, when, and how much to fish, there is potential for management decisions in one fishery to generate spillover impacts in other fisheries. Kailin and coauthors evaluate changes in participation and economic connectivity of fisheries following the implementation of Alaska’s catch-share programs. Catch shares are increasingly used worldwide and typically implemented and evaluated on a single-fishery basis. Kailin and coauthors provide evidence that changes beyond the catch-share fishery have occurred, suggesting that spillovers should be considered when designing and evaluating catch-share policies.