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Rőgnvaldur Hannesson

Rögnvaldur Hannesson is Professor of Fisheries Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and

Research Director at the Center for Fisheries Economics in Bergen, Norway.

Titles by This Author

Rich with detail and provocatively argued, this study of the development of property rights in the world's fisheries tells the story of one industry's evolution and provides a useful illustration of the forces that shape economic institutions. The emergence of exclusive individual rights of access in the fishing industry began after the revolution in the international law of the sea that took place in the 1970s, when the offshore area controlled by a nation for fish and other resources expanded from 3 miles to 200 miles.