APSS Seminar- Green productivity’s changing trend under fishery management policies in Australian Commonwealth Fisheries

APSS SEMINAR
“Green” productivity’s changing trend under fishery management policies in Australian Commonwealth Fisheries

Speaker: Donglan XU, OUC, Visiting Fellow PEMS UNSW Canberra ADFA
When: 21 September (Lunchtime) 12:10pm
Where: APSS in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Building 29, Room 106 (Access via front door to Building 28).
Chair: A.Prof. Stuart Pearson (PEMS)

Abstract:
This study estimates green total factor productivity (GTFP) and environmental efficiency (EE) changes in five key Commonwealth fisheries under conditions of changing fishery policies from 2002 to 2011 using the Biennial Mamlquist productivity index. It also decomposes green TFP and analyses its changing trend by convergence analysis. The empirical results show that the average GTFP change rate was 4.49% and the average EE was 0.3795 (where 1 is the most efficient level) during the sample period. More specifically the Commonwealth Trawl Sector (CTS) and the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector (GHTS) showed higher EE, and the Eastern Tuna Fishery (ETS) and the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) showed higher GTFP growth. In addition, the convergence analysis results showed that the difference of GTFP and EE among these five fisheries remained steady during the sample period. Lastly, the results show the main management policies adopted (SOFF buyback scheme and Harvest Strategy Policy) in Commonwealth fisheries did not obviously contribute to their GTFP and EE growth (except ETBF) in the short term.

Bio:
After graduating from Dalian Industry University, China, Donglan XU worked at the Environmental Protection Bureau of Yanji, Jinlin Province, in China. She has a master degree from Kyungpook National University, South Korea (1998-2000) and Ph.D. (2002-2005), post-doc course (2005-2007) in Nagoya University, Japan. After her long oversea study, she returned to China and has been an associate professor in School of Economics, Ocean University of China since 2007. Her research interests include environmental and energy economics, marine economics and productivity analysis.