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Infinity Fish - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128238165, 9780128241936

Infinity Fish

1st Edition

Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries

Author: Ussif Sumaila
Paperback ISBN: 9780128238165
eBook ISBN: 9780128241936
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th October 2021
Page Count: 284
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Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries is a practical and science-based reference that demonstrates how to value the benefits from restored marine ecosystems to sustain ocean and fishery resources for years to come. It discusses ecological and economical aspects to support the preservation of marine resources by understanding cost-benefits of fishery management systems. The book explains the economic benefits of restoring ecosystems that have been overexploited and how to maintain fisheries in a sustainable level.

Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries is a useful reference to a wide range of audiences. It is for those who wish to make systematic efforts to develop their fisheries sector, scientists and researchers, anyone in fisheries management, marine resource management, economists, fish farmers, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers, as well as faculty and students. 

Key Features

  • Includes case studies for each topic and provides detailed summaries to further understand them
  • Presents examples and practical applications of cost-benefit concepts
  • Provides models of statistical analysis to optimize decision making


Fisheries and ocean policy makers worldwide, professional fisheries management, economists, and resource management

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Getting values and valuation right
    3. Evaluating the benefits from restored ecosystems
    4. Intergenerational cost–benefit analysis: A static model
    5. Intergenerational discounting: A dynamic model
    6. Intergenerational valuation of fisheries resources can justify long-term conservation
    7. An ecological-economic model for identifying areas in the ocean with the most vulnerable fish stocks
    8. Discount factors and the performance of fisheries management systems
    9. An economic indicator for monitoring fishing pressure on marine ecosystems


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About the Author

Ussif Sumaila

Ussif Sumaila

Dr. Rashid Sumaila is a professor of interdisciplinary ocean and fisheries economics and the Canada Research Chair at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation, and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, climate change, and oil spills. Dr. Sumaila is also on the editorial boards of several journals, including Science Advances, Scientific Reports, and Environmental & Resource Economics. He is the winner of several awards, including the 2018 UBC President's Award for Public Education Through Media, the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize, the 2017 Benchley Oceans Award in Science, and the 2016 UBC Killam Research Prize. He was named a Hokkaido University Ambassador in 2016 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2019. He has given talks at the UN Rio+20, the WTO, the White House, the Canadian Parliament, the African Union, the St James Palace, the European Parliament, and the British House of Lords.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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