Limited access alternatives for the Pacific groundfish fishery

Huppert, Daniel D. (ed.) (1987) Limited access alternatives for the Pacific groundfish fishery. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 52)

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Despite its wide acceptance in other fisheries, limited access remains a controversial topic among Pacific coast groundfish fishermen and fishery managers. It is controversial because it immediately opens a wide array of public policy issues. How should the public conserve fish stocks, and who should benefit from harvesting those fish? What are the costs and benefits to the public, the taxpayer, the fishing industry, and the coastal communities supporting the groundfish industry? Should the government push the industry to be economically efficient in harvesting; or should it discourage technical efficiency to conserve fish stocks? Should management preserve the economic status quo by protecting existing harvest shares? These are the broad issues occupying the discussions of policy makers and academic writers concerned with resource management. The goal of this introductory section is to define limited access, to dispel some basic misunderstandings about limited access, to clarify the optional forms oflimited access, and to review the various resource management objectives addressed. This should set the stage for the following more lengthy discussions. By reducing the scope of needless misunderstandings, it should also help to make future discussions of limited access more productive. (PDF file contains 52 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Limited access alternatives for the Pacific groundfish fishery
Huppert, Daniel D.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 52
Date: 1987
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2770
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 12:31
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:26

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