Submitted by: Ting-Chun Kuo
Since hunting or fishing for trade can pose a very significant threat to wildlife populations, international agreements have emerged to restrict exports to sustainable levels. My study focuses on how such global accords affect conservation of marine fish. I use models to describe wildlife trade among countries, and use real data to examine how trades changed once regulations were applied. I also investigate the effects of export regulations for conservation purposes on fishers’ and traders’ livelihoods, as mediated through fisheries and trade management. My work explores how respecting marine fish as wildlife plays out in the global arena.