Eriko Hoshino

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Eriko Hoshino

Adjunct Researcher
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics


Dr Eriko Hoshino is a fisheries economist and a postdopctoral research fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Her work focuses on simulation-based management strategy evaluation (MSE) and bio-economic modelling that links harvesters and biological/ecological systems for fisheries resources in Australian and international waters. She is interested in quantitative approaches that bridge the disciplines of economics and marine ecology/biological sciences, and applies them to research questions that can provide economically-sound management advice for real-world fisheries.


Dr Hoshino has over 12 years working experience in fisheries and renewable marine and coastal resources, including 6 years as a fishery consultant at the World Bank (Washington DC), 2 years at IMAG (a UK based consulting firm), and 2 years as a research analyst at the World Resource Institute (Washington DC).

Career summary


  • PhD (2011): The effects of multiple uncertainties on the performance of bioeconomic models for fisheries management. Imperial College, London, UK
  • MSc (2002): Marine turtle ecology in relation to pelagic longline bycatch and squid distribution. Duke University, USA
  • BSc (1992): Nihon University, Japan

Languages (other than English)


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  • Bioeconomic modelling
  • Fisheries management
  • Management strategy evaluation (MSE)

Research Themes

Incorporating social and economic dimensions into fishery modelling has been one of Eriko's primary interests. Over the past four years at UTAS, Eriko has been involved with two bioeconomic decision-support tool projects, one on Southern Rock Lobster (SRL) and the other on abalone resources, funded by the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). These bioeconomic models are useful in providing economically-sound management advice beyond biological sustainability, and help harvesters and resource managers to make informed business/management decisions.

Eriko has developed a set of bioeconomic adaptive management schemes that respond to changes in economic, biological and environmental conditions, using two case studies in fisheries targeting Japanese common squid and Pacific saury (Hoshino et al 2012; Hoshino et al 2014). Such adaptive schemes have the potential for a real world application for the management of short-lived species that are subject to large inter-annual fluctuations in abundance and prices. She developed a similar bioeconomic simulation framework to investigate the relative advantages of an input control measure based on Maximum Economic Yield (MEY) versus the current biologically oriented measure (Hoshino et al 2010). This work was further extended (Edward et al., 2011) to investigate trade-offs between the level of enforcement of harvest regulations for the Patagonian toothfish fishery around the island of South Georgina, and economic and biological benefits. These work have directly contributed to the decision on changes in catch quota regulations and maintaining high level of monitoring efforts set by CCAMLR (Commission for the Convention of Antarctic Marine Living Resources).

Eriko has also applied various quantitative approaches that allow investigations of human-ecosystem linkages. For instance, she used econometrics to investigate how the prices of farmed seafood products may affect the prices of wild harvested products, using the Japanese abalone import market as an example. She applied a Bayesian Belief Network model to a community-based coastal resource management system in the Key Islands, Indonesia. The model represents the complex interrelationships of factors influencing fishing activities of coastal communities and implementation of customary marine tenure over their waters. The model was then used to identify the key factors which influence the performance indicators representing economic, social, and environmental objectives of the system.

Fields of Research

  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Economic Development and Growth (140202)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)

Research Objectives

  • Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)
  • Preference, Behaviour and Welfare (910209)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830202)
  • Industry Policy (910205)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Production (910210)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Economics (970114)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)


Total publications


Journal Article

(15 outputs)
2018Yamazaki S, Resosudarmo BP, Girsang W, Hoshino E, 'Intra-village and inter-village resource use conflict in Indonesia: The case of the Kei Islands', Ocean and Coastal Management, 155 pp. 50-59. ISSN 0964-5691 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.022 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yamazaki S


2017Hoshino E, van Putten EI, Girsang W, Resosudarmo BP, Yamazaki S, 'Fishers percieved objectives of community-based coastal resource management in the Kei Islands, Indonesia', Frontiers in Marine Science, 4 Article 141. ISSN 2296-7745 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00141 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yamazaki S


2017Hoshino E, Pascoe S, Hutton T, Kompas T, Yamazaki S, 'Estimating maximum economic yield in multispecies fisheries: a review', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries pp. 1-16. ISSN 0960-3166 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9508-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pascoe S; Yamazaki S


2016Hoshino E, van Putten I, Girsang W, Resosudarmo BP, Yamazaki S, 'A Bayesian belief network model for community-based coastal resource management in the Kei Islands, Indonesia', Ecology and Society, 21, (2) Article 16. ISSN 1708-3087 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5751/ES-08285-210216 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: van Putten I; Yamazaki S


2016Marzloff MP, Melbourne-Thomas J, Hamon KG, Hoshino E, Jennings S, et al., 'Modelling marine community responses to climate-driven species redistribution to guide monitoring and adaptive ecosystem-based management', Global Change Biology, 22, (7) pp. 2462-2474. ISSN 1354-1013 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13285 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Marzloff MP; Melbourne-Thomas J; Jennings S; van Putten IE; Pecl GT


2015Hoshino E, Gardner C, Jennings S, Hartmann K, 'Examining the long-run relationship between the prices of imported abalone in Japan', Marine Resource Economics, 30, (2) pp. 179-192. ISSN 0738-1360 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/679973 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Gardner C; Jennings S; Hartmann K


2015Yamazaki S, Hoshino E, Resosudarmo BP, 'No-take marine reserves and illegal fishing under imperfect enforcement', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 59, (3) pp. 334-354. ISSN 1364-985X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Yamazaki S


2014Gardner C, Hartmann K, Punt AE, Hoshino E, 'Fewer eggs from larger size limits: counterintuitive outcomes in a spatially heterogeneous fishery', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, (1) pp. i252-i259. ISSN 1054-3139 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu165 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Gardner C; Hartmann K


2014Hoshino E, Milner-Gulland EJ, Hillary RM, 'Why model assumptions matter for natural resource management: interactions between model structure and life histories in fishery models', Journal of Applied Ecology, 51, (3) pp. 632-641. ISSN 1365-2664 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12225 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2014Leith P, Ogier E, Pecl G, Hoshino E, Davidson J, et al., 'Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries', Climatic Change, 122, (1-2) pp. 55-66. ISSN 0165-0009 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0984-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Leith P; Ogier E; Pecl G; Davidson J; Haward M


2014Plaganyi EE, van Putten I, Thebaud O, Hobday AJ, Innes J, et al., 'A quantitative metric to identify critical elements within seafood supply networks', PLoS ONE, 9, (3) Article e91833. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091833 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Farmery A; Fleming AJ; Frusher S; Green B; Jennings S; Pecl G


2012Hoshino E, Milner-Gulland EJ, Hillary RM, 'Bioeconomic adaptive management procedures for short-lived species: A case study of Pacific saury (Colobabis saira) and Japanese common squid (Todarodes pacificus)', Fisheries Research, 121-122 pp. 17-30. ISSN 0165-7836 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2012.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4


2011Bunnefeld N, Hoshino E, Milner-Gulland EJ, 'Management strategy evaluation: a powerful tool for conservation?', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26, (9) pp. 441-447. ISSN 0169-5347 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 108Web of Science - 103


2011Edwards CTT, Hillary R, Hoshino E, Pearce J, Agnew DJ, 'Bioeconomic evaluation of fisheries enforcement effort using a muoltifleet simulation model', Fisheries Research: An International Journal on Fishing Technology, Fisheries Science and Fisheries Management, 107, (1-3) pp. 253-260. ISSN 0165-7836 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2010.11.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5


2010Hoshino E, Hillary R, Pearce J, 'Economically Optimal Management Strategies for the South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish Fishery', Marine Resource Economics, 25, (3) pp. 265-280. ISSN 0738-1360 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5950/0738-1360-25.3.265 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2016Marzloff MP, Melbourne-Thomas J, Hamon KG, Hoshino E, Jennings S, et al., 'Qualitative modelling towards ecosystem-based management of climate-driven species redistribution', Species on the Move Conference Program, 09-12 February 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Marzloff MP; Melbourne-Thomas J; Jennings S; van Putten I; Pecl GT

2016Pecl GT, Gartner EA, Frusher SD, Haward MG, Hobday AJ, et al., 'Driving planetary adaptation using natural laboratories for climate change', Program, Species on the Move 2016, 9-12 February 2016, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Chair International Conference]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Gartner EA; Frusher SD; Haward MG; Hobday AJ; Jennings SM; Sumby JM; Villanueva MC; Watson RA; Van Putten IE

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2012Ogier E, Leith P, Pecl G, Haward M, Davidson J, et al., 'Diagnostics for adaptation in action: user guide', Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources (2012) [Contract Report]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ogier E; Pecl G; Haward M

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2014McGarvey R, Punt AE, Gardner C, Feenstra J, Hartmann K, et al., 'Bioeconomic decision support tools for Southern Rock Lobster', Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, Australia, 2009/714.20, pp. 1-200. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gardner C; Hartmann K; Burch P


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Assessing food security and resilience of small island communities to socio-environmental changes: The case of the Kei islands in South Maluku (2015)$20,000
The primary goal of this project is to assess the food security and resilience of the small island fishing communities in Indonesia to socio-environmental changes, in particular to the declining stock of fish due to the increasing number of fishermen in the area.
Australia-Indonesia Centre, The ($20,000)
Grant-Small Projects Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Yamazaki S; Hoshino E; Resosudarmo B; Tajibu M; Girsang W
Linking marine reserves, illegal fishing and enforcement (2013)$24,000
University of Tasmania ($24,000)
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Yamazaki S; Hoshino E
Bioeconomic decision support tools for Southern Rock Lobster (2011 - 2013)$272,545
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($272,545)
Administered By
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Research Team
Gardner C; Hartmann K; Hoshino E
2011 - 2013

Research Supervision




PhDUsing Integrated Indicators in a Multi-Objective Linear Programming for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management2016