Articles cover a wide variety of recent topical issues in fisheries economics and cover the latest developments in the field, including marine protected areas, individual transferable quotas, fisheries subsidies, habitat values, data fouling, and rotational management of sedentary fishery resources. Seven of the articles were presented at the 2005 North American Association of Fisheries Economics Forum at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is associate professor and director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at University of British Colombia Fisheries Center. Gordon R. Munro is emeritus professor of economics at the University of British Colombia. Jon G. Sutinen is emeritus professor of environment and life sciences at the University of Rhode Island.