Winner: Julide Ceren Ahi (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), with Claire W. Armstrong (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) 

Estimating the socially optimal fish stock: Incorporating society's prioritization of ecosystem services

2020 (awarded at IIFET 2022 Galicia)

Winner: Robbert-Jan Schaap (Universität Heidelberg, Germany), with Florian Diekert (Universität Heidelberg), and Exequiel Gonzalez Poblete (Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso)

Restrictive quotas, risk, and income smoothing


Winner: Bui Bich Xuan (Nha Trang University, Vietnam), with Claire W. Armstrong (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) 

Trading off tourism for fisheries

Honorable Mention: William M. Goldsmith (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, USA), with Andrew M. Scheld (Virginia Institute of Marine Science), and John E. Graves (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

Decision making in a mixed commercial-recreational fishery 


Winner: Anna Birkenbach (Duke University, USA), with David Kaczan (Duke University), and Martin D. Smith (Duke University)

Do catch shares end the race to fish and increase ex vessel prices? Evidence from U.S. fisheries

Honourable Mention: Christopher Steiner (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Hitting capacity: Implications for the valuation of outdoor recreation 


First Prize: Jay Abolofia (University of California, Davis, USA), with Frank Asche (University of Stavanger), James Wilen (University of California, Davis), and Atle Guttormsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

Putting a price on lice: Quantifying the biological and economic impacts of sea lice on farmed Salmonids

Second Prize: Rebecca Toseland (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Transition to property rights in common-pool resources: Evidence from Alaska fisheries 


Winner: Matthew N. Reimer (University of California, Davis, USA), with Joshua K. Abbott (Arizona State University) and James E. Wilen (University of California, Davis, USA) 

Unravelling the multiple margins of rent generation from Individual Transferable Quotas

Honourable Mention: Pham Thi Thanh (Nha Trang University, Vietnam), with Ola Flåten and Nguyen Thi Kim Anh (Nha Trang University)

Remuneration systems and economic performance: Theory and Vietnamese small-scale purse seine fisheries 


Winner: Florian Diekert (University of Oslo, Norway)

Growth overfishing

Honourable Mention: Ling Huang (University of British Columbia, Canada), with Martin D. Smith (Duke University)

The dynamic efficiency costs of common-pool resource exploitation


Winner: Le Kim Long (Nha Trang University, Vietnam, and Norwegian College of Fishery Science)

The potential for cooperation in shared fisheries

Honourable Mention: John Lynham (University of California Santa Barbara, USA) 

Schools of fishermen: Identifying peer effects among resource extractors 


Winner: Wisdom Akpalu (Göteborg University, Sweden)

Individual discount rate and regulatory compliance in a developing country fishery

Honourable Mention: Itziar Lazkano (University of Calgary, Canada)

Production structure and capacity utilisation in multi product industries: An application to the Basque trawl industry 

Honourable Mention: Harrison Fell (University of Washington, USA)

Effects of rights-based management on processors' supply: An application to the Alaska pollock fishery


Winner: Viktoria Schneider (Kahui) (University of Otago, New Zealand) 

Simulating the effects of marine reserves as an additional management tool to Paua harvest around Stewart Island: An economic analysis


Winner: Siv Reithe (University of Tromsø, Norway) 

Marine reserves and quotas as fisheries management tools: When does marine reserve creation pay?


Winner: Martin Smith (University of California at Davis, USA) 

Two econometric approaches for spatial fisheries management

Honourable Mention: Randall Bess (Massey University, New Zealand) 

New Zealand Maori claims to fisheries resources

Honourable Mention: Diego Valderrama (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, USA) 

A risk programming model for shrimp farming in Honduras