The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) is a global organization consisting 700+ members from over 65 countries around the world. IIFET provides an international forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of fisheries management, seafood trade, and aquaculture. Our goal is to advance the productive use of economic theory and analysis to answer critical questions surrounding the sustainable use of marine resources and to ensure future livelihoods of those who produce food from the sea.
IIFET members represent a wide and global diversity of perspectives on economic issues touching on the use and development of fisheries and aquaculture sectors, from international, national, and regional governments and agencies, industry and trade organizations, and academia. Not only economists, but also those involved in developing and implementing policies governing fisheries resources, together with those who experience these policies' effects in the marketplace, are encouraged to participate. Material presented at our conferences ranges from the applied to the theoretical, with all welcome to propose their work for scientific review and presentation.
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