Most U.S. fish stocks are fully or over-exploited, and harvesting in many fisheries far exceeds sustainable levels. The individual fishing quota (IFQ) is a relatively new instrument under which harvesting privileges are allocated to individual fishermen--innovative yet controversial for its feared effect on fishing communities and individual fishermen.
Based on testimony from fishermen, regulators, environmentalists, and others, Sharing the Fish explores how IFQs might address the serious social, economic, and biologic issues raised by depleted fish stocks. In their approach to a national policy on IFQs, the panel makes direct recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of Commerce, the National Marine Fisheries Service, regional fishery management councils, state authorities, and others.
This book provides definitions and examples, reviews legislation and regulations, and includes lessons learned from fisheries on the U.S. East Coast and in Alaska, and in Iceland, New Zealand, and other nations. The committee discusses the public trust doctrine, management of common-pool resources, alternative and complementary approaches to the IFQ, and more.
Sharing the Fish provides straightforward answers that will be important to fishery policymakers and regulators, natural resource economists, fishery managers, environmental advocates, and concerned fishermen and their communities.
Table of Contents
|2 Fisheries Compared with Other Natural Resources||38-58|
|3 U.S. and Foreign Experience: Lessons Learned||59-111|
|4 Alternative Conservation and Management Measures||112-138|
|5 Considerations for a National Policy on Individual Fishing Quotas||139-191|
|6 Findings and Recommendations||192-224|
|A Relevant Sections of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act||241-253|
|B Committee Biographies||254-256|
|C Relevant Section from the Shipping Act of 1916||257-257|
|D National Standards in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act||258-259|
|E History of Changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act||260-264|
|F Acronyms and Glossary||265-279|
|G Individual Fishing Quota Case Studies||280-365|
|H Potential Economic Costs and Benefits of Individual Fishing Quotas to the Nation||366-408|
Find relevant information like your own rough draft from among the thousands of reports available for free at NAP.edu. Copy and paste up to 8 pages of content—whether from your own draft or an outside article—and Reference Finder will recommend NAP publications related to your text.
View Reference Finder
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:
Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.
To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.
Loading stats for Sharing the Fish: Toward a National Policy on Individual Fishing Quotas...