Overfishing is a global problem – one of the solutions is cooperation among local fishers
Overfishing threatens livelihoods, unmanaged expansion of aquaculture can cause pollution, and rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere contributes to ocean acidification.
Together with our colleagues at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg and the Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative, we continue to focus on oceans and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ahead of the UN Oceans Conference 5-9 June in New York.
In her thesis “Essays on Behavioral Economics and Fisheries: Coordination and Cooperation” Lisa Björk at School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, explores how different resource management policies impact the use of natural resources. Particularly she has studied shrimp fishers on the Swedish west coast. In her thesis, she has found that cooperation among local fishers in the Gullmar Fjord makes fishing both profitable and sustainable.