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Bioeconomics is closely related to the early development of theories in fisheries economics, initially in the mid-1950s by Canadian economists Scott Gordon (in 1954) and Anthony Scott (1955). Their ideas used recent achievements in biological fisheries modelling, primarily the works by Schaefer in 1954 and 1957 on establishing a formal relationship between fishing activities and biological growth through mathematical modelling confirmed by empirical studies, and also relates itself to ecology and the environment and resource protection.
These ideas developed out of the multidisciplinary fisheries science environment in Canada at the time. Fisheries science and modelling developed rapidly during a productive and innovative period, particularly among Canadian fisheries researchers of various disciplines. Population modelling and fishing mortality were introduced to economists, and new interdisciplinary modelling tools became available for the economists, which made it possible to evaluate biological and economic impacts of different fishing activities and fisheries management decisions.
- Green economics
- Economics of biodiversity
- Ecological economics
- List of harvested aquatic animals by weight
- Gordon, H. Scott (1954). "The Economic Theory of a Common-Property Resource: The Fishery". Journal of Political Economy. 62 (2): 124–142. doi:10.1086/257497. JSTOR 1825571.
- Schaefer, M. B. (1957). "Some considerations of population dynamics and economics in relation to the management of marine fishes". Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 14: 669–81. doi:10.1139/f57-025.
- Anderson LG and Seijo JC (2010) Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-0-8138-1732-3.
- Seijo JC, Defeo O and Salas S (1998) Fisheries bioeconomics: Theory, modelling and management FAO Fisheries, Technical paper 368. ISBN 92-5-104045-1.
- Scott, A. (1955). "The Fishery: The Objectives of Sole Ownership". Journal of Political Economy. 63 (2): 116–124. doi:10.1086/257653. JSTOR 1827047.
- Schaefer, Milner B. (1954), "Some aspects of the dynamics of populations important to the management of commercial marine fisheries", Bulletin of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (reprinted in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 53, No. 1/2, pp. 253-279, 1991 ed.), 1 (2): 27–56, doi:10.1007/BF02464432
- Springer Journal of Bioeconomics
- Fishery Bioeconomics
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