Biennial Conference of IIFET
Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Invites EAFE Members to
some 200 people already committed to participating, and over 70 abstracts
already submitted, our tenth biennial conference promises to be among our
largest and most comprehensive to date. Because a major goal of IIFET 2000 is to
infuse fisheries economics with new ideas and perspectives both from other
economic subdisciplines, and other social and biological sciences, your
experience next July 10-14 (2000) at Oregon State University could leave an
indelible mark on your way of looking at things.
overall theme is "Microbehavior and Macroresults", an examination of the
ways in which actions of individuals (as consumers, fishermen, processors, etc.)
cumulate to produce outcomes in the fisheries and other resource sectors. The
list of possible subtopics is enormous, as always covering management issues (capacity,
valuation, bioeconomics, endangered species and commercial viability,
aquaculture, development, community based management, property rights,
governance alternatives, cultural perspectives, management and markets,
deterrence and compliance, gender and community issues, etc.) and markets (choice
and demand, market structure, trade theory, institutions, seafood consumption
and health effects, advertising and labelling--including eco-labelling, of
course! Seafood safety and quality, market behavior etc, etc.). In fact it's
so large that you will need to visit the website or request a copy of the new
brochure to get the full impact.
over 20 sessions are already in the process of being organized, it is difficult
to choose which among them to highlight here. Just a few examples: leading
nutritionists will examine the latest evidence on the health effects of seafood
consumption, followed by economists who will examine how these developments will
affect consumption, demand, and markets. An interdisciplinary group of scholars
and practitioners coordinated by Susan Hanna will examine the property rights
design lessons from both fisheries and other natural resources in a series of
sessions. Several sessions will examine cases of conflicts between species
conservation and competing resource uses; Bruce Rettig will invite biologists
and legal experts to discuss the decline (and recovery?) of Columbia River
salmon, and the interaction of Steller sea lions and Alaska pollock will be
assessed from both biological and economic perspectives. Trond Bjørndal and
Gordon Munro will contribute on transboundary and highly migratory stocks.
major interest to EAFE members will be sessions on capacity and productivity
measurement, and the effects of subsidies. Rolf Fare (Oregon State University),
Jim Kirkley (William and Mary College), Dale Squires (US National Marine
Fisheries Service), Ola Flaaten (OECD), and Dominique Greboval (FAO) are among
those who have offered to address some of the measurement issues and theoretical
implications. Other NMFS participants will look at the implementation of
capacity reduction measures--we especially encourage additional European
contributions in both of these areas.
because of limited space, I am neglecting sessions such as trends in the
away-from-home food market; food distribution: global changes; the World Trade
Organization, markets and the environment; international food marketing; and
aquatic and green marketing, and a number of others. There's also no room to
tell you about invited speakers, including Martin Weitzman of Harvard University,
Dan McFadden of the University of California and Ron Jones of Rochester
University. I guess you'll just have to visit the website for more details!
keep updating our IIFET 2000 website as things develop, so bookmark www.orst.edu/Dept/IIFET/2000/
to facilitate your frequent return. By December 1, 1999, both a printed version
and a more detailed website version of program and registration information will
be available. If you would like a printed version please contact Ann.L.Shriver@orst.edu.
may submit your 250 word (max) abstract and title:
via the website
by email to Debi.Mandigo@orst.edu
• by airmail to Debi Mandigo, IIFET 2000, Oregon State University, Dept. of Agricultural and
Resource Economics, Corvallis, OR 97331-3601, USA or
by fax to 1-541-737-2563
address it to Debi Mandigo, IIFET 2000, and include your full name(s), address,
fax, phone, and email information.
for the 4 day conference will cost $360-$460 US (including attendance, lunches,
reception, banquet, and proceedings), an optional industry field trip will be
available on Friday, July 14, hotel and dormitory accommodations will range from
$16-$100 per night, and a companion program will provide opportunities for your
friends and family. Extraordinary tourist opportunities exist in Oregon and the
U.S. Northwest region for those interested in mountains, coastline, wines,
sophisticated cities, and good food.
hope to see many of our European friends and colleagues, and to benefit from
your contributions on all the conference topics, at IIFET 2000!