Obama's Great Outdoor Initiative is not a bottom-up approach, but once again a top-down effort that will create more government programs and reduce local control.
Originally appeared in the Great Falls Tribune.
Edited by Donald R. Leal and Vishwanie Maharaj
Providence JournalJanuary 9, 2006 By Donald R. Leal
The sad truth is that direct regulations have not eliminated overfishing but instead increased fishing costs for fishermen risking their lives on the high seas. The good news is that there is a better way to manage our ocean fisheries.
Last week, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council announced it will prohibit fishing in major sectors of the groundfish fishery along the Pacific Coast. Donald Leal explains how individual fishing quotas (IFQs) can solve the overfishing dilemma.