From the Point of View of a Civil Servant

  • Johán H. Williams
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 10)


I will make some comments upon what I feel are the main problems for model-making as well as all-levels-decision-making in the fishery industry. It is a pity but still a fact, that today it seems impossible to get reliable fish-stock-estimates which can be used for economic planning for a longer period than the next week. It’s understandable that this causes some problems when you are going to suggest a problem-solution to the decision-making politicians. From my point of view, this is also the main problem in model-building, as it strictly limits the use of the different models for long-term planning of the fishery-industry. (When I say long-term planning of the fisheries, that is what in ordinary economic planning is called short-term planning, 1 to 4 years).



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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johán H. Williams
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  1. 1.Department of Economic PlanningThe Norwegian Ministry of FisheriesNorway

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