Renewable resources in a long-term perspective : the corn-tuna modelRenewable resources in a long-term perspective : the corn-tuna model
Faculty of Applied Economics
Cahiers d'économie politique : histoire de la pensée et théories. - Paris, 1974, currens
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69(2015):2, p. 97-130
University of Antwerp
The corn-tuna model introduced in this paper is a simple model for the study of renewable resources in a long-term framework. It is inspired by the corn-guano model, which has been conceived for the study of exhaustible resources. The renewable resource tuna can be produced by three systems of production: wild tuna, farmed tuna, and mixed tuna systems. The paper explores under which conditions each of these systems will be adopted. It focuses on the risks of overexploitation of wild tuna, and examines two policy options to reduce these risks.