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Title: The Application of Farm Programs to Commercial Fisheries: The Case of Crop Insurance for the Bristol Bay Commercial Salmon Fisheries
Authors: Greenberg, Joshua A.
Herrmann, Mark
Geier, Hans
Hamel, Charles
Keywords: Bristol Bay
commercial fisheries
crop insurance
farm programs
property rights
risk management
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: Under the direction of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000, the U.S. Congress proposed a crop insurance program for the Bristol Bay, Alaska, commercial salmon fishery. This study examines the feasibility of extending crop insurance to this commercial fishery. The specific focus of this analysis is on differences between this commercial capture fishery and agricultural enterprises in the context of property rights and producer control. Findings show that differences between this commercial fishery and agricultural enterprises would require substantial modifications to existing crop insurance programs. Furthermore, it is recommended that the consideration of extending crop insurance be delayed until this fishery is rationalized.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2004
Total Pages: 20
From Page: 175
To Page: 194
Collections:Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2004

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