Fisheries buybacks are an important strategy being implemented globally in the efforts to produce a more sustainable and profitable fisheries industry. Fisheries Buybacks provides the reader with an overview of buybacks and the issues surrounding them as well as a synthesis of the literature on this subject of growing importance. Alongside this material are eleven case studies from around the world that look at real life applications of buybacks and its successes and failures. Edited by two leading fisheries economists with chapters contributed by international experts in the field, Fisheries Buybacks will be a valuable resource for fisheries managers, economists, researchers, and policy makers for years to come.
Rita Curtis is Director of the Economics and Social Analysis Program, Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries, Silver Springs, Maryland. She received a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resources from the University of Maryland. Dale Squires is a Senior Scientist with NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California and Adjunct Professor Economics at the University of California San Diego. He has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, OECD, and WorldFish Center, been a visiting professor or scientist in Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia, and has over 25 years of experience with developed and developing country fisheries in the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Asia.