Fisheries Economics & Policy: Intro Who Should Govern Nature? 6 months ago   04:45

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This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund's collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. The first of our Fisheries Economics & Policy series, this video introduces the concept of how a population of fish can be managed sustainably. The series will cover management strategies to preserve fishing in the long term and will include concepts such as open access, common pool resources, tragedy of the commons, maximum economic yield, taxes and subsidies, reducing effort, territorial use rights, transferable quotas and externalities.

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Andy b
lol this is a gay video
The big companies are sell-fish
Really no joke
Pun intended
ailars david
carly forrest
this is such a great educational video piece!! keep up the stellar work man!!
the tragedy of the commons
Margaret Gleason
there are limits in most places and its illegal to catch as many fish as you want, this is an informational vid tho
Carson Hirtle
Small fishing boats aren't bad but trawlers are, I'm a fisherman so I would know
Sarah Paulus
how i wish you were my fisheries eco lecturer way back
Thank you for creating such an amazing channel! You're giving for free what governments should do!
30 years later from now people will ask each other how did fish or steak tasted like... The sad times, I don't even wanna think about it..
Riccardo Cacchioli
a dozen recepies, so do not use the same one in all those pictures please
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Who Should Govern Nature? Fisheries Economics & Policy: Intro 6 months ago   06:11

People often feel that the government should be in charge of natural resources because the environment belongs to us all and the government represents the people. While there's no single way for renewable resource ownership, people tend towards government control a little too often. It can hurt instead of help.



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Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons. New York: Cambridge University Press.