Efforts to effectively conserve and manage marine resources are facing increasing complexity of environmental and governance challenges. To address some of these challenges, this book presents advancements in fisheries bioeconomics research that provides significant ideas for addressing emerging environmental and fisheries management issues.

Advances in Fisheries Bioeconomics gives insights into innovative approaches dealing with these issues, as well as novel ideas on changes in fisheries management paradigms. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book offers an examination of a number of topics including: ecosystem based fisheries management; by-catch management and discard bans; the number of players in the fisheries game; the effects of ocean acidification; and the trends and impacts of eco-labeling and eco-certification of fisheries. Through integrating resource biology and ecology with the economics of fishers’ behaviour, the authors provide valuable analysis of the current issues in fisheries management.

This book will be of interest to those on advanced courses in fisheries science, natural resource biology and ecology, and environmental and natural resource economics. It will also appeal to researchers, policy makers, and advocacy groups around the world.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

The number of players in a fisheries game

Curse or blessing?

chapter 4|33 pages

Conserving spawners and harvesting juveniles

Is this a better alternative to postponing capture until sexual maturity?

chapter 8|23 pages

Eco-labelling and eco-certification of fisheries

Benefits, challenges and the future

chapter 9|22 pages

The implementation of ecosystem-based fisheries management

A precautionary pathway with needed bioeconomic analysis

chapter 10|27 pages

Fishery bio-socio-economics

chapter 11|5 pages


Theory, policy and contemporary challenges for bioeconomics