Our Research

Fisheries Management

Some time ago Motu and Resources for the Future (Washington DC) jointly conducted economic research on fisheries management in New Zealand.

The research examined the role and effectiveness of market-based instruments as fisheries management tools. In particular, it evaluated the effects of implementing New Zealand’s individual transferable quota programme.

Over the next two years, Motu will be working with Te Pūnaha Matatini (a new Centre of Research Excellence funded by the Tertiary Education Commission) on cooperation and competition between fishers and how that affects the impact of fishing quotas.