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Arantza Murillas   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Arantza Murillas published an article in January 2017.
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M. Aranda

98 shared publications

Angel Borja

44 shared publications

Marine Research Division, AZTI-Tecnalia, Herrera Kaia, Portualdea s/n, 20110, Pasaia, Spain

Claire Macher

33 shared publications

Josu Arteche

21 shared publications

Suzanne J. Boyes

9 shared publications

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Testing for substitutability in the mackerel market: a new method using fractional cointegration Javier García-Enríquez, Josu Arteche, Arantza Murillas-Maza Published: 04 January 2017
Applied Economics, doi: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1273490
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This article seeks to extend knowledge of the mackerel (Scomber scombrus) market in the Basque Country (a region in Spain) by analysing possible relationships between this and other species with similar characteristics such as the sardine (Sardina pilchardus), the horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) and the Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias), all of them landed at the ports of the Basque Country. Specifically, the goal is to learn whether these other species can be considered as mackerel substitutes. To that end, a fractional cointegration analysis of different series of historical prices is performed using a novel method never before used in studies of this type. The results indicate that mackerel have no substitutes, and thus form a mono-species regional market. This implies, among other things, that their price is not influenced by the prices of other species, and this should be taken into account by managers when designing management measures and policies to improve the sustainability of the fishing of this species.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas? Arantza Murillas-Maza, Nadia Papadopoulou, Suzanne J. Boyes,... Published: 01 October 2016
Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.079
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Highlights•If correctly implemented, existing measures will contribute to GES.•However barriers to achieving GES are highlighted when relying on existing measures.•Very few new measures are being proposed by Member States in their PoM.•Prevailing economic interests (Blue Growth) may in some cases hinder achieving GES.•Better coordination across existing legislation and new measures are required. AbstractRecent additions to marine environmental legislation are usually designed to fill gaps in protection and management, build on existing practices or correct deficiencies in previous instruments. Article 13 of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to develop a Programme of Measures (PoM) by 2015, to meet the objective of Good Environmental Status (GES) for their waters by 2020. This review explores key maritime-related policies with the aim to identify the opportunities and threats that they pose for the achievement of GES. It specifically examines how Member States have relied on and will integrate existing legislation and policies to implement their PoM and the potential opportunities and difficulties associated with this. Using case studies of three Member States, other external impediments to achieving GES are discussed including uses and users of the marine environment who are not governed by the MSFD, and gives recommendations for overcoming barriers.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Providing incentives for fishermen through rights-based co-management systems. An impact-assessment on Basque fisheries Arantza Murillas-Maza, Marga Andrés Published: 01 August 2016
Marine Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.04.027
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Highlights•Qualitative and quantitative information are combined in an impact-assessment analysis.•Social, economic and coercive incentives play a key role in compliance.•Management measures should combine various types of incentives.•It is observed an increasing role of fishermen’s organizations and the co-management system.•Management measures are rated according to their effectiveness, coherence efficiency and acceptance. AbstractThis research examines the social, economic and coercive incentives provided by fisheries management measures. Qualitative information was collected through interviews, and focus groups were organized to gather knowledge from regional stakeholders, to provide regional and European authorities with empirical evidence of the perceived legitimacy of current and future management measures under different co-management systems. Legitimacy greatly influences fishermen's behavior and therefore compliance. Qualitative and quantitative information are combined in an impact-assessment analysis to identify bio-socioeconomic impacts of different management measures on the fishing activity, under the current Common Fisheries Policy, in the medium and long term. The results will help regional and European authorities define new management measures aimed at providing the right incentives to achieve the results. This paper demonstrates the necessity of introducing management measures that combine the various types of incentives mentioned.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Economic structure of fishing activity: an analysis of mackerel fishery management in the Basque Country Javier García-Enríquez, Arantza Murillas-Maza, Josu Arteche Published: 17 June 2016
Econom?a Agraria y Recursos Naturales, doi: 10.7201/earn.2016.01.05
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This paper analyses the activity of the Basque fleet during the mackerel fishing season and presents an economic analysis of the equilibrium of this fishery. It seeks to determine whether its economic structure represents an internal factor explaining the fishermen’s behaviour. The inverse demand function and the average cost function are therefore estimated. Moreover, the analysis conducted here also takes into account the institutional dimension by factoring in current fishery regulation measures. Conclusions are drawn as to whether the incentives provided by the management measures and the strategy of fishermen are optimal on the basis of the estimated economic functions.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations New modes of fisheries governance: Implementation of the landing obligation in four European countries B.I. de Vos, A. Murillas-Maza, O. van der Valk, R. Döring, M... Published: 01 February 2016
Marine Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.11.005
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Fisheries policy is increasingly influenced by civil society organizations. The newest example of this is the formulation of the landing obligation, a regulation that should reduce the contested practice of discarding unwanted fish. In this paper the implementation process of the landing obligation in four European countries is compared. From this comparison it becomes clear that fishers are working on diminishing discards. However it also shows that for the legitimacy, and the effectiveness of policy it is not only vital to increase the influence of civil society actors, but also the participation of resource users. Their views, knowledge, and cooperation are vital for a successful implementation of the regulation. Otherwise, resistance become too high, and regulation becomes more symbolic than a tool for change.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Spatial Integration in the Spanish Mackerel Market Volume 65, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 234-256 Javier García-Enríquez, Javier Hualde, Josu Arteche, Arantza... Published: 10 January 2016
Journal of Agricultural Economics, doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12139
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