Evolving Approaches to Managing Marine Recreational Fisheries

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Edited by Donald R. Leal and Vishwanie Maharaj

Increasing coastal populations, rising recreational demand, and growing conflicts with other users are adding to the challenge of managing marine recreational fisheries today. Traditional regulations--such as daily bag limits and seasonal closures--are often not enough to control fishing impacts and they tend to generate greater discontent and lower economic benefits in the angling community as they become more restrictive.

This volume is the first to examine management approaches that promise to better control fishing, generate more information on fishing impacts, and give angler more freedom to enjoy their sport.
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Lexington Books
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2008; 262 page
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Leal's research on natural resources and environmental issues spans nearly 20 years. His current focus is on preventing over-harvesting of marine resources and restoring ocean fisheries.Leal is working to build support for individual fishing quotas (IFQs) and fishing cooperatives as more effective alternatives to the current regulatory approach to...
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Vishwanie Maharaj is an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund in their Austin, Texas office, where she works to advance economic and business strategies to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s fishery and coastal resources. Projects include development of new market-based tools for fishery management and supervision of research projects to...
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