A preliminary and tentative suggestion is presented for the economic rehabilitation of U.S. Fisheries by the use of fisherman quotas. The operational tasks are outlined, the basic task being that of the allocation to each fisherman a share of the fishery yield, a percentage of the catch. Constraints would be imposed for stock conservation but never solely to reduce catch. As the fundamental stated goals are optimization of both sustainable and economic yield, fishermen within the quota limit would not be regulated as to vessel, gear or technique, thus providing flexibility and room for innovation as well as minimum inconvenience for fishermen. Other goals include reduction of management costs and system acceptibility. Problems posed include the determination of the initial allocation of quotas, and possible resistance of fishermen to a set limit on their catch.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

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    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Christy, FTJ
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Occasional paper-19, NOAA-76022508
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-3-158-3
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM