NAAFE Conference

North American Association
of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE)

May 21-24, 2013

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort | St. Petersburg, FL, USA


 NAAFE’s 7th Biennial Forum - NAAFE Forum 2013

 Announcing the NAAFE Forum 2013 Speaker: Dr. Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington -- “Measuring the Impact of Fisheries: Moving Beyond "Overfishing" to Include Economic, Social and Environmental Consequences”


NAAFE is an international group of industry, government and academic practitioners of fisheries economics. The purposes of NAAFE are to facilitate communication among North American fisheries and aquaculture economists in industry, academia, government and other areas, to promote dialogue between economists and others interested in fisheries and aquaculture, and to advance fisheries and aquaculture economics and its useful applications.


Please plan to join us for NAAFE Forum 2013, "Marine Resource Management under Increasing Complexities and Uncertainties", at the Tradewinds Island Grand resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA, May 21-24.


As usual our Forum will provide ample opportunities for presentation and interaction on a wide variety of fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood economics topics. Anyone with an interest in the economics of these topics is welcome-we encourage participation from academia, trade, trade associations, government agencies, NGOs, and anyone with an interest in fisheries and aquaculture economics.


W2004PictureMajor topics will include:

  • Consumer Preferences and Value Chains for Seafood
  • Seafood Market Studies
  • Consumer and Industry Effects of Environmental Damage
  • Cost Analyses for Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Noah’s Ark: Accounting for Charismatic Species in Fisheries Models
  • Aquaculture: Production, Feasibility, and Information
  • Kwamena-Larkin-Anderson Ecosystem Models that Capture Nutrients, Resource Values or Economic Impacts
  • Crew and Labor: Safety, Mobility and Payments
  • Spatial Modeling
  • Climate Change
  • Management Models: Spillovers, Capacity and Compliance
  • Bioeconomic Multi-species Simulation Models
  • Bioeconomic and Multi-species Models and Analyses
  • Commercial vs. Recreational Sector Allocation
  • Recreational Angler’s: Behavior, Expenditures, and Tradeoffs
  • Small-scale Fisheries: Governance and Rebuilding
  • Rights-based Management: Evolution and Evaluation
  • Management Issues: Time-series Analysis and Industry Performance
  • Governance Issues

Special sessions include:

  • Economics and Harvest Control Rules under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act
  • Catch Share Markets in U.S. Fisheries
  • Social Network Analysis in Fisheries
  • Perceptions of Sustainability for Seafood
  • The Evolution and Acceptance of Seafood Traceability: An Economic Perspective
  • Non-market Valuation in Fisheries and Aquatic Systems Research
  • Landscape Ecology and Economics
  • Current Status, Future Prospects: Funding, Employment and Relevance of the Fisheries Economics Profession

A draft agenda listing the speakers and papers to be presented is available here.


Information on the Best Student Presentation Award is available here.


Special Reception: Wednesday, May 22nd, 6-7:30pm - Guy Harvey Outpost

Guest speaker: Dr. Anthony Brennan, The Margaret A. Ross Endowed Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Director of the Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Florida

-- "Commercial applications of new materials motivated by marine resources"

                                                                            Sponsored by The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation


We look forward to meeting you at NAAFE Forum 2013!

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April 1, 2013


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April 20, 2013
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