Become an IIFET Member!

Membership is open to any individual, from any professional background, and from any country. All that is required is an interest in some aspect of fisheries or aquaculture economics, and the payment of an annual fee. Institutions/corporations and Governments may also become members.

IIFET Membership includes:

  • Access to a global network of fisheries and aquaculture economists, managers, practitioners, and more
  • Special membership pricing on IIFET conference registration
  • Discount to Marine Resource Economics journal subscription
  • Job and funding opportunities
  • Related publications and resources
  • Other IIFET-relevant content and news

IIFET Membership is for one calendar year (1 January - 31 December), regardless of what time of year you purchase/renew. 

Individual Memberships

New membership rates and categories for 2024! 

Important Membership Information:

  • All country classifications (i.e., Low/Middle/Upper Income Economy, High Income Economy) are based on World Bank definitions.
  • You must reside in AND be a national of a Low/Middle/Upper Income country in order to receive the discounted membership rate.
  • Memberships can be purchased for one or two years. There is a 10% discount when purchasing a 2-year membership.
  • Those choosing a Student membership, are required to prove their student status by uploading one of the following:
    • a note from their Department on letterhead; or
    • a copy of their Student ID card (valid for the membership year); or
    • the URL for the Departmental webpage which mentions the student.

Individual Membership Rates 

High Income Country (HIC) Memberships:
Regular 1-Year Membership: $90 USD
Regular 2-Year Membership: $162 USD
Retired 1-Year Membership: $50 USD
Retired 2-Year Membership: $90 USD
Student 1-Year Membership: $30 USD
Regular 2-Year Membership: $54 USD

Low/Middle/Upper Income Country (LMUIC) Memberships (formerly known as Developing Country):
Regular 1-Year Membership: $30 USD
Regular 2-Year Membership: $54 USD
Retired 1-Year Membership: $30 USD
Retired 2-Year Membership: $54 USD
Student 1-Year Membership: $10 USD
Student 2-Year Membership: $18 USD

Please contact [email protected] with questions regarding membership prices and renewal.

Government and Institutional/Corporate Memberships

Government and Institutions/Corporations can be IIFET members, too! Government and Institutional memberships for 2024 will be available in mid-December. 

Government and Institutional memberships include the following:

  • Subscription discounts to Marine Resource Economics
  • Inclusion on the IIFET listserv with job and funding opportunities, articles, and other content relevant to natural resource economists
  • Annual IIFET Newsletter
  • Access to search the IIFET membership database to connect you to an international network of fisheries and aquaculture economists 

Government and Institutional Membership Rates: 

High Income Economy Country Institutional Membership: $750 USD/year - Includes seven (7) named representatives. Additional memberships can be purchased at a reduced rate. 
Low/Middle/Upper Income Country Institutional Membership: $250 USD/year - Includes seven (7) named representatives. Additional memberships can be purchased at a reduced rate. 
Government Membership: $5,000 USD/year - Includes fifteen (15) named representatives. Additional memberships can be purchased at a reduced rate. 

Please contact [email protected] with questions about IIFET Institutional/Corporate and Government membership pricing. 

Other benefits to joining IIFET are less tangible but perhaps more important. Joining gives you access to the only organization which focuses exclusively on fisheries and aquaculture economics issues, in every corner of the globe. Members find the professional contacts and interaction provided by our activities absolutely invaluable. Those who are isolated in countries or institutions with few other fisheries economists, as well as those in larger institutions who seek international contacts, need the peer interaction provided by IIFET. Our academics value the opportunity to learn from industry members, while government fisheries managers appreciate the opportunities to learn about research and fisheries outcomes from around the world, all in one place. We actively encourage you to expand and benefit from our network, by becoming a member. (Please note: If payment of the membership fee provides a serious obstacle to you, please contact the IIFET Secretariat at [email protected]).