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Time for Fishing: Bargaining Power in the Swedish Baltic Cod Fishery

Blomquist, Johan LU ; Hammarlund, Cecilia LU and Waldo, Staffan LU (2015) In Marine Resource Economics 30(3). p.315-329
Abstract
Fishery regulations might not only affect the fleet, but also the relation between fisheries and downstream sectors on the ex-vessel market for fish products. This article estimates the price effects of management reform in the Swedish Baltic Sea cod fishery. In April 2011, as part of a reform process aimed at giving fishers more flexibility, vessels using active gear were given annual non-transferable catch quotas. We examine whether the new management system has altered the bargaining power between fishers and processors in the ex-vessel market for fish. Using a difference-in-differences estimation approach we find that post-reform fishers improve their bargaining power and thus are paid a higher price. However, the price increase is... (More)
Fishery regulations might not only affect the fleet, but also the relation between fisheries and downstream sectors on the ex-vessel market for fish products. This article estimates the price effects of management reform in the Swedish Baltic Sea cod fishery. In April 2011, as part of a reform process aimed at giving fishers more flexibility, vessels using active gear were given annual non-transferable catch quotas. We examine whether the new management system has altered the bargaining power between fishers and processors in the ex-vessel market for fish. Using a difference-in-differences estimation approach we find that post-reform fishers improve their bargaining power and thus are paid a higher price. However, the price increase is small, amounting to around 2% of the pre-reform price. (Less)
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Baltic cod, bargaining power, difference-in-differences, fishery, management, D47, Q21, Q22
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Marine Resource Economics
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30
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3
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315 - 329
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MRE Foundation, Inc.
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0738-1360
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10.1086/680729
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English
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  abstract     = {Fishery regulations might not only affect the fleet, but also the relation between fisheries and downstream sectors on the ex-vessel market for fish products. This article estimates the price effects of management reform in the Swedish Baltic Sea cod fishery. In April 2011, as part of a reform process aimed at giving fishers more flexibility, vessels using active gear were given annual non-transferable catch quotas. We examine whether the new management system has altered the bargaining power between fishers and processors in the ex-vessel market for fish. Using a difference-in-differences estimation approach we find that post-reform fishers improve their bargaining power and thus are paid a higher price. However, the price increase is small, amounting to around 2% of the pre-reform price.},
  author       = {Blomquist, Johan and Hammarlund, Cecilia and Waldo, Staffan},
  issn         = {0738-1360},
  keyword      = {Baltic cod,bargaining power,difference-in-differences,fishery,management,D47,Q21,Q22},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {315--329},
  publisher    = {MRE Foundation, Inc.},
  series       = {Marine Resource Economics},
  title        = {Time for Fishing: Bargaining Power in the Swedish Baltic Cod Fishery},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/680729},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2015},
}