Individual transferable quotas and conservation: a critical assessment

@inproceedings{Acheson2015IndividualTQ,
  title={Individual transferable quotas and conservation: a critical assessment},
  author={James Acheson and Spencer Apollonio and James Andrew Wilson},
  year={2015}
}
Individual transferable quotas (ITQs) have become a popular management tool for fisheries. They have been promoted in some quarters and seriously criticized in others because of their social and economic impacts. A more serious problem is that ITQs provide exclusive access to public resources presumably in return for some public benefit, namely conservation; however, in a high percentage of cases they do not conserve fish stocks. In this article, we focus on the reasons that ITQs do not… CONTINUE READING

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