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Next month, fishers in the Pacific groundwater fishery will operate under a new management system called catch shares. This market-based system gives fishers the rights to a share of the total allowable catch, and has proven to halt or even reverse declines from overfishing. Don't expect results overnight; it will take time to get the system to function properly and to produce the economic and biological benefits possible with catch shares, but do expect positive outcomes down the road.

A news report from San Francisco's KQED has the story.

(Hat tip to EDFish)

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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