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Evolving Property Rights in Marine Fisheries : The Political Economy Forum - Donald R. Leal

Evolving Property Rights in Marine Fisheries

The Political Economy Forum

By: Donald R. Leal (Editor)

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This book examines the development of property rights in marine fisheries, and asks whether the obstacles to their continued development cannot be more easily overcome. The contributed chapters generally focus on the consequences of a lack of property rights of commercial and small-time fishers globally. National governments have recognized that the absence of such rights coupled with the technological advances in commerical fishing have resulted in widespread economic and environmental problems (e.g., overfishing, bycatching, highgrading, increased physical dangers, and lower profits). The most significant solution to these problems, and the predominate concern of this book, is the institution of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs), also known as Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs). These are national and global policies, public- and private-sector managed allocations of the amount of various species of fish, at certain qualities can be harvested at particular times by fishers.

Tables and Figuresp. vii
Prologuep. ix
Fencing the Fishery: A Primer on Rights-Based Fishingp. 1
The Privatization of the Oceansp. 25
Property Rights and the Texture of Rents in Fisheriesp. 49
Potential Benefits of Rights-Based Management in the Reef Fish Fisheryp. 69
Property Rights and the Management of Multiple-Use Fisheriesp. 85
Rents for the Taking in the U.S. Atlantic Sea Scallop Fisheryp. 111
Producer Organizations and Agreements in Fisheries: Integrating Regulation and Coasean Bargainingp. 127
Antitrust Barriers to Cooperative Fishery Managementp. 149
Iceland's ITQ System and the Problem of Political Acceptabilityp. 171
ITQs and Beyond in New Zealand Fisheriesp. 193
Developing a Co-management Approach in New Zealand Fisheriesp. 213
Property Rights, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and the Futurep. 239
Indexp. 259
About the Political Economy Forum Seriesp. 263
About the Contributorsp. 265
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ISBN: 9780742534940
ISBN-10: 0742534944
Series: The Political Economy Forum
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.54