Fish Wars with Changing Area for a Fishery

Part of the Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games book series (AISDG, volume 11)


In this paper, a discrete-time game model related to a bioresource management problem (fish catching) is considered. The center (referee) shares a reservoir between the competitors, the players (countries) harvest the fish stock on their territory.We consider power population’s growth function and logarithmic players’ profits. Both cases of finite and infinite planning horizon are investigated. The Nash and cooperative equilibria are derived. We investigate a new type of equilibrium – cooperative incentive equilibrium.Hence, the center punishes players for a deviation from the cooperative equilibrium by changing the harvesting territory. A numerical illustration is carried out and results are compared.


Nash Equilibrium Planning Horizon Nash Equilibrium Strategy Punishment Strategy Cooperative Equilibrium 
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The research was supported by the Russian Fund for Basic Research, projects 10-01-00089-a and 08-01-98801-r-sever-a.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Mathematical ResearchKarelian Research Center of RASPetrozavodskRussia

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