Quota Setting in Stochastic Fisheries

  • Wayne M. Getz
  • Michael O. Bergh
  • James A. Wilson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 28)


The problems of setting quotas in fisheries are discussed in the context of environmental stochasticity impacting the stock, the application of inexact models to assess and predict variables, and the imprecise measurement of these variables. We conclude that substantial experimentation with simulation models needs to be undertaken to assess the consequences of various assumptions in our stock assessment methodology. We also conclude that long term average yield is relatively insensitive to the type of harvesting strategy adopted (eg., constant effort contrasted with constant escapement), and that the most appropriate management policy is determined by socio-political considerations rather than by a precise description of the stock dynamics.


Planning Horizon Fishery Management Stock Assessment Stock Biomass Monte Carlo Simulation Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne M. Getz
    • 1
  • Michael O. Bergh
    • 1
    • 2
  • James A. Wilson
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Biological ControlUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Fisheries Research Institute, School of Fisheries, Mail Stop WH-10,University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

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