TITLE

The Friendliest Catch

AUTHOR(S)
Shin, Laura
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Audubon;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on an innovative management system called catch shares adopted by the Alaskan halibut fishery in 1995. The scheme includes benefits such as reducing the seabird bycatch and preventing fisheries collapse, a problem in one-third of fisheries worldwide. It was originally put in place on a large scale in the 1980s in New Zealand and has become popular in Canada, Iceland, and Japan. Information on how the scheme works is provided.
ACCESSION #
45357018

 

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