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Privatization and Regulation of Capacity in a Multi-Product Fishery: A Purse from a Sow ’s Ear?


Rights-based management in federally managed fisheries off Alaska has evolved rapidly over the past decade. While license limited entry and individual quotas (with rights assignments to vessel owners) were the principle tools under consideration in the early 1990s, in 2002 a wider range of programs and program options are under consideration. Two important developments were the emergence of cooperatives as a fisheries management tool, and the willingness of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to consider allocations of rights to buy fish to fish processors as a part of rights based management programs.

Source: Dupont, D.P., Grafton, R.Q., Kirkley, J., and D. Squires. 2000. “Privatization and regulation of capacity in a multi-product fishery: a purse from a sow’s ear?” In: Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade: Macrobehavior and Macroresults, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis, OR: International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET). (Click here for paper)

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