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Fishbanks: A Renewable Resource Management Simulation
Dennis Meadows, John Sterman and Andrew King
Fishbanks is a multiplayer web-based simulation in which participants play the role of fishers and seek to maximize their net worth as they compete against other players and deal with variations in fish stocks and their catch. Participants buy, sell, and build ships; decide where to fish; and negotiate with one another. Policy options available to instructors include auctions of new boats, permits, and quotas.
To provide the opportunity for students to learn about the challenges of managing resources sustainably in a common pool resource setting, with realistic resource dynamics.
COULD BE TAUGHT IN THE FOLLOWING COURSE(S)
Economics, strategy, negotiations, sustainability, environmental studies, public policy, resource economics; leadership and team-building; and any course in which the dynamics of cooperation and competition, resource management, and negotiation are relevant
China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink The New York Times April 30, 2017
Corporate trainers, consultants, and educators from non-academic institutions can now access our simulations directly from our simulation partner, Forio, here.
FISHBANKS BOARD GAME
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en Español: Fishbanks: una simulación de gestión de recursos renovables
em Português: Fishbanks: uma simulação de gerenciamento de fontes renováveis