Category Archives: Fisheries

Fishing and Economic Welfare

Within a static model of a fishery one can identify levels of fishing effort for maximum yield, maximum profits and maximum welfare. Where demand is downward-sloping, effort for maximum welfare will normally be above that for maximum profits but below … Continue reading

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Brexit and Fisheries

If the UK left the EU, it would take its sea fisheries with it. It’s outside the scope of this blog to give a view on whether the UK should remain within or leave the European Union; most of the issues … Continue reading

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Fish Stocking – A Case for Benchmarking

The performance of England’s Environment Agency in respect of fish stocking is hard to judge.  The numbers it has published don’t help very much.   A recent press release by England’s Environment Agency reports that in 2015 it released record numbers … Continue reading

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Fish Farming – A Major Food Source

Global fishery statistics are not very reliable, but it can be asserted with reasonable confidence that aquaculture and the catching of wild fish are about equally important as human food sources. In a previous post, I noted the FAO’s prediction … Continue reading

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