The Management of Transboundary Fishery Resources: A Theoretical Overview

  • Gordon R. Munro
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)


One of the more important resource management issues arising from the implementation of Extended Fisheries Jurisdiction (EFJ) is the management of transboundary, or shared, fishery resources. While the issue of transboundary fishery resources had, of course, existed before EFJ, there is no question that EFJ, resulting in the almost worldwide establishment of the 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), greatly magnified the issue. The EEZs collectively encompass fishery resources accounting for in excess of 90 percent of the world harvest of fish. In light of the mobility of finfish, at least, it is not surprising that many of the fish, thus encompassed, are found to move from one neighbouring EEZ to another, or to move between the coastal state EEZ and the remaining high seas, or both. Transboundary fishery resources are now ubiquitous.


Cooperative Game Fishing Effort Fishery Resource Transfer Payment Optimal Control Model 
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  • Gordon R. Munro
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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