Comparing the value of coordinated fisheries management
Fisheries management rarely coordinates different fishing activities for different species. That’s in part because it’s a challenging and costly thing to do. But this is compounded by the difficulty of assessing whether it’s worth the effort in the first place. Comparing the value of coordinated management with uncoordinated management is a tricky business but in a recent analysis (White et al. 2012) we think we have demonstrated how it is best approached. In so doing, we’ve generated many insights on what might be achieved if management were to make the effort to coordinate fishing between different species.