Robert Deacon, Steve J. Miller
Economists Steve Miller and Robert Deacon examine the management of bycatch in the U.S. West Coast groundfish fishery.
The adoption of catch share fisheries system was adopted in a poor nation with a in Namibia's, an underdeveloped country in need of nutrition and commerce, shows that market-based reform is not a Western notion that conflicts with traditional values.
Examining the lionfish "takeover" in waters of the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean, and what markets are doing to solve it.
Marine life can become an asset to be nourished over time, not consumed in a wasteful race. Deacon draws on a large literature on the subject, but focuses on a novel management experiment in Alaska and one developing off along the California coast.
In Delaware, a waste disposal operation has transformed an underwater desert into a marine oasis.
Private landowners who also happen to love native fish have developed dozens of backyard incubators that are capable of hatching hundreds of thousands of eggs.
Enviropreneur David MacMahon, founder of OceanBoy Shrimp Farms, is paving the way for a more environmentally conscientious shrimping industry.
This Policy Series challenges a popular romantic myth--the idea that Native Americans had little regard for property rights. The experience of Native American salmon fishing off the northwestern coast of the United States and the southwestern coast of Canada refutes this notion.
Overfishing in the oceans is a classic example of the "tragedy of the commons"-- overexploitation of an unowned resource. Fishing in U.S. waters is no longer a commons free of fishing restrictions, yet many fisheries still suffer from the tragedy of the commons.