Individual transferable quotas and ecosystem-based fisheries management: It's all in the T

Gibbs, Mark T. (2009) Individual transferable quotas and ecosystem-based fisheries management: It's all in the T. Fish and Fisheries, 10(4), pp. 470-474.

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Abstract

Recent articles in high-profile journals advocating the widespread establishment of economic rights-based approaches for managing fisheries has re-kindled the debate over the efficacy of incentive-based vs. regulatory-based management approaches. Inspection of these works, written from the particular perspectives of economics, fisheries biology, or marine ecology, reveals that advocates of rights-based regimes such as Individual Transferrable Quotas are sometimes recommending these policy instruments for quite different reasons. Hence, the advantageous attributes of rights-based approaches from the perspective of one discipline may be quite different when seen from the perspective of another discipline. This is of concern as it exposes a tendency for particular disciplines to consider only the advantages of rights-based approaches, such as establishing a harvest cap, but to implicitly discount the disadvantages such as less attention being paid to critical ecological and ecosystem issues.

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ID Code: 97783
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Catch rights, Ecosystem-based fisheries management, Fisheries management, Individual transferrable quotas, Quotas, catchability, ecosystem management, fish biology, fishery economics, fishery management, fishery policy, harvesting, marine ecosystem, quota system, regulatory approach
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2009.00343.x
ISSN: 1467-2960
Copyright Owner: 2009 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2016 23:37
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 01:00

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