Fisheries Economics has always been an interdisciplinary field ofstudy with economic analysis based on stock population dynamics,but many published works have focused mainly on theoreticaleconomic issues without much focus on biological details. For themost part, age structured models have been ignored. Bioeconomicsof Fisheries Management is a valuable reference text thatpresents the economic aspects of fisheries management in a broadbioeconomic framework.
The book is broken into two parts. Part I covers the traditionalareas of fisheries economics, covering topics such as open access,optimal and managed fisheries utilization that is analyzed througha traditional one stock/one fleet model. It also presents the basicresults in terms of an age structured model. Part II coversmaterial related to more recent work on bioeconomic models whenmore rigorous biological components became more prevalent, andviews fisheries management with an ecosystems-based approach.Accompanying the book is a user-friendly CD with exercises andexamples that aids the reader in applying theoretical principles ofpopulation dynamics and fisheries management and regulation.Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management will be a valuable textfor researchers, fisheries economists, professionals, and studentsalike.