The Friendliest Catch

Shin, Laura
November 2009
Audubon;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p22
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.


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