Micro-economic drivers of profitability in an ITQ-managed fishery: An analysis of the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery
|Author(s)||Thebaud Olivier1, 6, 7, Innes James1, Norman-Lopez Ana1, Slade Stephanie2, Cameron Darren3, Cannard Toni1, Tickell Sharon1, Kung John2, Kerrigan Brigid2, 4, Williams Lew2, Little L. Richard5|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : CSIRO Marine & Atmospher Res, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
2 : QLD Dept Agr Fisheries & Forestry, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
3 : Great Barrier Reef Marine Pk Author, Townsville, Qld, Australia.
4 : Conservat & Fisheries Consulting, Marine Ecol, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
5 : CSIRO Marine & Atmospher Res, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
6 : UMR AMURE, Brest, France.
7 : Ifremer, France
|Source||Marine Policy (0308-597X) (Elsevier Sci Ltd), 2014-01 , Vol. 43 , P. 200-207|
|WOS© Times Cited||19|
|Keyword(s)||Commercial fishing, Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery, Great Barrier Reef, Business structures, ITQs, Diversification|
|Abstract||An economic survey of the commercial operators currently active in the Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery has been carried out, as part of a research project aimed at evaluating alternative management options for this fishery. This paper presents the background analysis used as a basis to develop the sampling design for this survey. The background analysis focuses on activity patterns of the fleet based on effort and catch information, as well as patterns of quota ownership. Based on this information, a fishing business profile describing the micro-economic structure of fishing operations is developed. This profile, in conjunction with the qualitative information gained in undertaking the economic surveys, allows preliminary understanding of the key drivers of profitability in the CRFFF, and possible impacts of external factors on fishing operations.|