NAAFE Forum 2011
NAAFE's sixth Forum was held at the East West Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in Hawaii, May 11-13th, 2011. Two one-day pre-Forum activities (a field trip on aquaculture activities, and a workshop on economic performance indicators) were held on May 10th.
156 participants from 11 countries participated in the 2½ day conference, organized by Dr. Minling Pan of NOAA Fisheries Hawaii. Dr. PingSun Leung of the University of Hawaii and NAAFE President Dr. Dan Huppert of the University of Washington chaired the scientific committee and organized the excellent program of 150 oral presentations in one plenary and 34 concurrent sessions.
The main conference theme was "The Economics of Conflict and Co-existence in an Increasingly Crowded Ocean". Special sessions addressed:
-Evaluating Tradeoffs in Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
Regular session topics included:
-New Developments in Allocating TACs: IQs, Co-ops and Catch Shares
NAAFE President Dan Huppert gave a plenary Presidential address entitled Integrating Ecology, Economics and Institutions in Fishery Management, which is available here.
A keynote address entitled Aquaculture, Fisheries and the Environment was given by Dr. Frank Asche, University of Stavanger, Norway. The Powerpoint of this presentation is available here.
Selected, peer reviewed proceedings of the Forum will be published as a special issue of the MRE journal in 2012.
For further information contact Executive Director Ann Shriver.
The conference received financial support from US NOAA Fisheries, JIMAR, and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
NAAFE Forum 2009
NAAFE's fifth biennial Forum welcomed a record number of academics, government representatives, industry members, and others with interests in the economics of fisheries management, aquaculture and seafood trade.
The conference organizers were Jon Sutinen and Jim Anderson of the University of Rhode Island's Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Department. A Presidential Address entitled "Reflections of a Recovering fisheries Economist" was given by Dr. Lee G. Anderson, and a keynote address entitled "A Fisheries Management Authority" was given by Francis T. Christy, Jr
Click here to read Dr. Christy's address PDF version
A record number of 172 individuals from 16 countries participated in this, our fifth biennial Forum. 125 presentations were made in 28 sessions covering a wide variety of topics, including:
-Fisheries Management and Regulatory Programs, including ITQs, Catch Shares, Property Rights Regimes, Bycatch Management, Climate Change Issues, and other topics
Selected papers will appear as proceedings in the journal Marine Resource Economics.
In conjunction with the Forum, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organized a 2 day workshop attended by 68 participants, entitled "The Economics of Stock Rebuilding Programs" organized by Anthony Cox. All workshop presentations are available online at http://www.oecd.org/document/56/0,3343,en_2649_33901_42090552_1_1_1_37401,00.html. Papers from the workshop will be compiled into a printed proceedings volume for publication later in 2009. For further information on the OECD Workshop, please contact Saba Khwaja.
NAAFE Forum 2007
The Role of Economics in Mitigating Unsustainability of Fisheries: Dealing with Ecosystems, Environmental Fluctuations, Governance and Trade
The forum followed successful prior NAAFE events held in New Orleans, Virginia, and Vancouver, Canada. NAAFE's 2007 forum was organized by Dr. Juan Carlos Seijo of the Universidad Marista de Merida and was comprised of 2 1/2 days of conference sessions, March 28-30, plus a one day post-conference tour to the fishing port of San Felipe on the nearby Yucatan coast, Saturday, March 31. An optional pre-conference workshop on Spatial Bioeconomic Analysis of Coastal Fisheries was offered March 27.
-Economics of ecosystem-based fisheries management
NAAFE Forum 2005:
Fisheries Benefits to All Generations: The Role of Economics
The third biennial NAAFE Forum in 2005 was held at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 25-27, 2005. Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila headed the organizing effort in collaboration with NAAFE President Jon G. Sutinen and other NAAFE Board members.
NAAFE Forum 2005 Proceedings are available.
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking paper "The Fishery: the Objectives of Sole Ownership", Dr. Anthony Scott received an award from the North American Association of Fisheries Economists. Dr. Gordon Munro introduced the award with the following tribute: PDF version.
Forum Debate Ensuring Fisheries Benefits to All Generations
NAAFE Forum 2003
Title of 2003 Conference: Conference: Catch, Culture, Commerce, and Conservation
Our second international conference, NAAFE Forum 2003, was held May 4-7, 2003, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference was organized by Jim Kirkley and Tom Murray of the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Some 60 participants witnessed a variety of presentations on fishery management and seafood trade topics.
For a complete list of presentations, view the detailed Conference Program.
NAAFE Forum 2001
Our first international conference, NAAFE Forum 2001, was held April 1-4, 2001, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference was organized by Gunnar Knapp (University of Alaska) and Walter Keithly (Louisiana State University). Over 90 participants witnessed some 75 presentations. Informal notes are available describing some conference sessions.
Proceedings of the 2001 NAAFE Forum contain the complete program, abstracts of all presentations, and papers which were submitted for inclusion. Proceedings will be distributed free of charge to Forum participants, and are also available for purchase. Take a look at the table of contents (in .pdf format).
To order a copy, please download the NAAFE 2001 Forum Proceedings Order Form and airmail or fax to the NAAFE Business Office.
We apologize for our failure to include the following paper in the printed proceedings. Click here to view Vessel Efficiency in the Northwest Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery by John Walden, Steve Edwards and Jim Kirkley, in .pdf format.