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19 April 2017 Profit and Resource Rent in Fisheries
Ola Flaaten, Knut Heen, Thórólfur Matthíasson
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The difference between the concepts of profit and rent are discussed theoretically and by using aggregated data from the Icelandic and Norwegian fish harvesting industries. The former is a basic indicator for gauging the business performance of firms and industries, and the latter is important for the evaluation of the economic welfare contribution of resources and industries. The importance of distinguishing between profit and rent is greater for fisheries under strict management control, such as those with quotas and licenses, than those with more open access. It was found that profit is lower than rent in both countries. Policy implications are discussed.

JEL Codes: Q22, Q28.

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Ola Flaaten, Knut Heen, and Thórólfur Matthíasson "Profit and Resource Rent in Fisheries," Marine Resource Economics 32(3), 311-328, (19 April 2017). https://doi.org/10.1086/692074
Received: 11 February 2016; Accepted: 1 January 2017; Published: 19 April 2017
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