Economics in Fisheries Research


Medwin Gale


Fisheries Research has been evolved over centuries. Its initial focus was on the identification of different species and their arrangement into systematic taxonomies. Later emphasis was on the ecology of the target species, their biomass and distribution, their behaviour, and the environment in which they lived

"Economics of fisheries" is a field of economic research that has developed since the mid-1950s. The core of the research in its early stage was to find conditions for optimal exploitation of fish stocks over time. The purpose is to inform policymakers about harvest levels that maximize net present value of the fish stock. At the same time, the fundamental insight was developed that in absence of effective regulation or collective control over harvest behavior the fish stocks tend to be overexploited from both a biological and economical point of view.

Fisheries science and modelling developed rapidly during a productive and innovative period, particularly among fisheries researchers of various disciplines. Population modelling and fishing mortality were introduced to economists, and new interdisciplinary modelling tools became available for the economists, which made it possible to evaluate biological and economic impacts of different fishing activities and fisheries management decisions.

Fisheries science is the academic discipline of managing and understanding fisheries. It is a multidisciplinary science, which draws on the disciplines of limnology, oceanography, freshwater biology, marine biology, conservation, ecology, population dynamics, economics and management to attempt to provide an integrated picture of fisheries. In some cases new disciplines have emerged, as in the case of bioeconomics and fisheries law.

The farming of aquatic organisms like fishes, aquatic plants, molluscus, crustaceans etc, is known as aqualculture. Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish.

The main focus of this book is the economic aspect of fisheries research. It is enriched with experiences in developing countries because this is where much of the innovative work in fisheries research is being carried out.


1 - Economic Value of Fishes    

Useful fishes      

Understanding the Economics of Fishing

Yield and Stock Effects of Fishing   

Economic Definitions of Profit        

Fisheries Today -Growth, Expansion and Trade

The Collapse of Many of the Worlds Fisheries  

Growth of the Fisheries Sector in India   

Marine Fisheries Scenario of Kerala         

2 - Fisheries Research    

Predation mortality    

Advances of Fish Behaviour 

Fisheries Statistics and Information         

Background to the Origin and Elaboration of the Code          

Assessing the Fisheries         

Fisheries Research and Statistics  

3 - Freshwater Fish         

Fisheries in the Basin and Cold Water Upland Fisheries       

Warm Water Lowland Fisheries     

Majority of Freshwater Fish Ponds           

Non- Fresh Water Fish Culture       

On-Fish Aquaculture  

Fish Species Suitability and Selection      

Species Grow Successfully in Ponds

4 - Trade implications of fish species identification and Research

Important Species       

Culture Technology for Seabass     

Culture Techniques     

Issue of Species Production 

Subsidies, Sustainability and Trade           

■ International Trade in Aquaculture Products    

Food Utilisation and Value-adding

5 - Small-Scale Fisheries: On Rights, Trade and Subsidies         

Aquaculture and its Economics       

■ Generation of Employment and livelihood         

Ecological Sustainability of Aquaculture over Capture Fisheries   

Aquaculture and Fisheries in Asiatic Region     

Aquaculture and Fisheries in India: The Current Scenario

Markets, Trade and Food Sovereignty

Trade, Subsidies and Rights 


6 - Fish Marketing Practices and Structure

Marketing Intermediaries and Channels 

Fish-Marketing Channels      

Market and Trade Routes     

Market Infrastructure and Physical Facilities    

7 - Economic Efficiency in Fish Integration 

Management of Fish-Cum-Cow Integration       

Layout of an Integrated Fish Farm 

The Advantages of Integrated Fish Farming       

The Integrated Fish Farming Practices     

The Production of Integrated Fish Farming        

Fish-Livestock-Crops Integration   

8 - Transport and Marketing of Fisheries    

Transport of Fresh Fish          

Transport of Live Fish 


Transaction Systems   

Description of Fish Marketing Channels

  ***for more please visit the library***

 Prep. / Ayman Ashry

Manage. / Mona Mahmoud


المصدر: Random Publications - New Delhi - India
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