"Enduring Significance Award" to Dr. James L. Anderson

The following is copied text from a portion of the official award announcement that will appear in Issue 2 of "Marine Resource Economics".

About the Award

The field of marine resource economics is a vibrant, growing one.  Although it is more specialized than fields of environmental and resource economics and agricultural economics, Marine Resource Economics is well regarded by these fields and compares favorably to most of their journals by objective measures, such as the impact factor.  Many articles in MRE are of extremely high quality, and that quality endures.  However, only some of them continue to be significant because they are important for contemporary researchers, other literature built on them, or they remain relevant for current policy issues.  Thus, it was in this vein that the award was created; to recognize those articles with significance that withstands the test of time.

2016 Award Winners - James L. Anderson; Daniel S. Holland & Richard J. Brazee

Two papers were selected to receive the first Publication of Enduring Significance Award.  Anderson for establishing conceptual links between farm-raised fish and capture fisheries, deriving the implications of growth in aquaculture for wild fish stocks using an elegant bioeconomic model and anticipating the importance of the aquaculture industry for global seafood markets.  Holland and Brazee for launching the economics literature on marine reserves for fisheries management, accurately situating marine reserves as a second-best policy, clearly framing the inter-temporal tradeoffs involved in forming marine reserves, and anticipating most of the issues that subsequent literature explored in greater detail.

"Market interactions between Aquaculture and the Common-Property Commercial Fishery." Marine Resource Economics 2(1):1-24 by James L. Anderson (1985)

"Marine Reserves for Fisheries Management." Marine Resource Economics 11(3):157-71 by Daniel S. Holland and Richard J. Brazee (1996)

Both papers were ahead of their time and continue to be highly relevant to current policy issues.