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1 NAAFE Special Session and Multistate W2004 Project Current Status, Future Prospects: Funding, Employment and Relevance of the Fisheries Economics Profession Trends from the Published Record Janet Webster and Gil Sylvia Oregon State University

2 Methods theses & dissertations from North American Universities Worldcat & university libraries’ catalogues 715 records analyzed in Web of Knowledge & EconLit with selected keywords & phrases Focus on core journals to enhance that dataset 2422 records analyzed

3 Trends in Masters Theses and PhD Dissertations

4 Masters and PhD’s All U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees

5 Masters and PhD’s Economic Degrees

6 Fisheries Economics Degrees

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8 Total Advanced Degrees by Topic

9 Trends by Institutions Ph.D.M.S.Other MastersTotal University of Rhode Island Oregon State University University of Washington Auburn University Simon Fraser University University of Florida Texas A&M University University of California Davis University of Hawaii at Manoa Mississippi State University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of British Columbia Memorial University of Newfoundland University of Delaware McGill University Total Other Institutions (124) Grand Total

10 Trends by Institutions Ph.D.M.S.Other MastersTotal University of Rhode Island Oregon State University University of Washington Auburn University Simon Fraser University University of Florida Texas A&M University University of California Davis University of Hawaii at Manoa Mississippi State University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of British Columbia Memorial University of Newfoundland University of Delaware McGill University Total Other Institutions (124) Grand Total

11 Trends by Institutions Ph.D.M.S.Other MastersTotal University of Rhode Island Oregon State University University of Washington Auburn University Simon Fraser University University of Florida Texas A&M University University of California Davis University of Hawaii at Manoa Mississippi State University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of British Columbia Memorial University of Newfoundland University of Delaware McGill University Total Other Institutions (124) Grand Total

12 Rankings Across Time Ph.DMastersRankPh.DMastersRankPh.DMastersRank University of Rhode Island Oregon State University Auburn University University of Washington Simon Fraser University University of Florida Texas A&M University University of Hawaii at Manoa University of California Davis McGill University Mississippi State University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Maine Michigan State University University of Delaware University of California Berkeley University of California Los Angeles University of British Columbia University of California San Diego University of California Santa Barbara Memorial University of Newfoundland University of Arizona University of Manitoba

13 Trends in Peer Reviewed Fishery Economics Articles

14 Trends in Published Articles

15 Fishery Econ Publications by Journal

16 Summary of Results Theses and Dissertations – Far higher ratio of PhD’s to Masters in Fishery Econ relative to Economics – Flat growth of Fishery econ from – Rapid Increase in PhD’s after 2000 – Significant growth in policy and management – Some larger traditional programs fade – Emergence of new programs – Importance of “other” institutions

17 Summary of Results (continued) Published Journal articles – Rapid increase since 1990 – New econ and interdisciplinary journals help drive growth Aquaculture Management/Policy

18 Speculation, Implications & Questions – Loss of government funding results in decrease in larger traditional programs – Growing interest in 1990’s in sustainability and property rights drives students, publications, and new programs – Increased PhD’s due to greater focus on research, training for academia, and availability of quantitatively skilled students – More graduates doing fisheries econ PhD’s from more but less focused fishery-economics programs

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