Fisheries Economists Meet to Address Challenges Presented by an Increasingly Crowded Ocean

Global production of marine fish and fish products continues to increase.
Global production of marine fish and fish products continues to increase.

In May 2011, economists from PIFSC and the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research hosted the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) 2011 Forum at the East-West Center in Honolulu. NAAFE is an international group of industry, government, and academic practitioners of fisheries economics. NAAFE Forums are held every other year. This year's event was organized by PIFSC Economist Minling Pan, PingSun Leung of the University of Hawaii, and NAAFE President Daniel Huppert of the University of Washington. The forum theme was, "The Economics of Conflict and Co-existence in an Increasingly Crowded Ocean". The event, featuring nearly 200 presentations on a wide array of topics, was attended by 156 participants from 11 countries.