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Rights-Based Fishery Management Systems in Marine Fisheries off Alaska


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. (Click here for paper)

Source: Ginter, J.J.C. and B. Muse. 2002. “Rights-based fishery management systems in marine fisheries off Alaska.” In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade: Fisheries in the Global Economy, August 19-22, 2002, Wellington, New Zealand. Corvallis, OR: International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET).

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