The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) is a global organization consisting 700+ members
from over 65 countries around the world.
IIFET provides an international forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of
fisheries management, seafood trade, and aquaculture.
Our goal is to advance the productive use of economic theory and analysis to answer critical questions
surrounding the sustainable use of marine resources and to ensure future livelihoods of those who produce food from the sea.
IIFET members represent a wide and global diversity of perspectives on economic issues touching on the use and
development of fisheries and aquaculture sectors, from international, national, and regional governments and agencies,
industry and trade organizations, and academia. Not only economists, but also those involved in developing and implementing
policies governing fisheries resources, together with those who experience these policies' effects in the marketplace, are
encouraged to participate. Material presented at our conferences ranges from the applied to the theoretical, with all
welcome to propose their work for scientific review and presentation.
Please explore the links (left and below) to discover more about our activities and institutional history, become a member, or to meet us at one of our outstanding international biennial conferences at fascinating international sites.
IIFET Newsletter, 2016
See the IIFET 2018 Seattle event on Facebook.
IIFET 2015 Annual Report
Link to the Transcript of "The Business of Fishing" film by Seafish
Visit IIFET on Facebook
A list of our Institutional/Corporate Supporters
IIFET Government Members:
Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries