Agricultural and Resource Economics Review
Environmental impact, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Education for Sustainable Development
This paper presents a pedagogical exercise to explore the economics of price-based fisheries bycatch. In the exercise students experience the economic incentives that lead to bycatch due to highgrading; the discarding of low-value fish. We first discuss existing fisheries economics pedagogical activities and how our exercise is distinct. We then identify over forty economics, environmental studies, geography, management, and philosophy courses where the exercise could be played. Next, we describe the game and share results and student feedback. Finally, we provide discussion prompts and extensions to illustrate how incentives and policies can change fishing behavior to lead to sustainable fisheries.
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Priestley, M. B., Williams, J. F., & Dissanayake, S. T. (2022). Teaching fisheries bycatch: Exploring economic and behavioral drivers of bycatch through a classroom game. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1-32.