Persistence and sustainability of fishing grounds footprint: Evidence from 89 countries


Solarin, Sakiru Adebola and Gil-Alana, Luis A. and Lafuente, Carmen (2021) Persistence and sustainability of fishing grounds footprint: Evidence from 89 countries. Science of the Total Environment, 751. p. 141594. ISSN 0048-9697

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This paper focusses on the examination of the fishing ground footprint in a group of 89 countries using fractional integration. The fishing ground footprint is one of the components of the ecological footprint. Nevertheless, it has not been investigated very much from an empirical viewpoint. We contribute to the existing literature on fishing ground footprint by using fractional integration techniques to examine the persistence of the series. Our results are very heterogeneous across countries though we find that most of the series are nonstationary and non-mean reverting, with most of the countries belonging to the upper-middle and high income levels. On the other hand, most of the 14.4% of countries that show a stationary pattern belong to lower-middle and low income countries. One of the implications of the study is that policies aimed at reducing fishing grounds footprint are likely to be effective in most of the investigated countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishing ground footprint, Long memory, Persistence, Fractional integration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 02:59
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 02:59


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