In the fishing industry, labor trafficking, environmental sustainability, aquaculture, and socio-economic development  interact interdependently and form a complex system with multiple decision makers. These include  labor markets, governments,  and consumers who often have conflicting goals and different types of information to act on.  A policy created by one decision-making body very often unintentionally affects other areas.

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Khalid Saeed, Matt Kammer-Kerwick,  students  Palawat Busaranuvong, Wai Khumwang, and I created a systems dynamics simulation game "Fishy Banks" to evaluate policy implications on labor trafficking, fish stocks,and industry profit.

Below is a short video about Fishy Banks, and the game can be played online. 

"Fishy Banks"

Last Updated October 2019