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Recent Publications

2020

We simulate and test an international fisheries management scheme with transferable fishing rights that incentivizes, rather than hinders, large-scale marine conservation. We show that transferable fishing rights and a biomass-based allocation rule are pivotal to incentivize conservation under this market-based setting. Our work focuses on the Vessel Day Scheme (VDS)—an environmental market that is employed by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (a group of nine Pacific Island nations) to manage their tuna fisheries—and areas in which large-scale conservation interventions have taken place.

Two of the largest protected areas on earth are U.S. National Monuments in the Pacific Ocean. Numerous claims have been made about the impacts of these protected areas on the fishing industry, but there has been no ex post empirical evaluation of their effects. We find that the monument expansions had little, if any, negative impacts on the fishing industry.

Projects

Fisheries & Marine reserves

Pragmatic solutions for fish and fishers

Global Fishing Watch

Big Data to solve Big problems

Giant Sea Bass

Natural history of the king of kelp forests

Invasive Lionfish

Understanding the ecological implications of an invation

Publications

Outreach and technical documents

More Publications

(2018). Los Bosques Sumergidos de México. Biodiversitas.

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(2017). Buscando al gigante de los bosques de kelp en las aguas de Baja California: el mero gigante. Mediterranews. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.17855.82082.

PDF Project

(2017). Searching for the Giants of the Kelp Forest in Mexican Waters: the Giant Sea Bass. Mediterranews. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.23098.70089.

PDF Project

(2016). Fishers teaching fishers. Brenlife.

Source Document

(2015). 2015 El Niño threatens tuna fishery. Brenlife.

Source Document

(2015). Effects of short-term marine reserves on grouper and bass populations. dataMares. DOI 10.13022/M33K52.

PDF Project Source Document

(2014). Counting fish in the kelp forests of Baja California. dataMares. DOI 10.13022/M3BC7X.

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