Governments looking to boost their fish sector should consider rights-based management systems that can create incentives for stakeholders and lead to economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to this publication.
Rights-based management (RBM) measures are driven by economic incentives but can also achieve biological goals such as rebuilding fish stocks. For example, a tradable rights system introduced by New Zealand contributed to a successful rebuilding of its hoki fisheries, while in Iceland a quota system has helped stocks of capelin recover from near collapse in 1980 to sustainable levels today. These and other case studies are available to read and download below, along with inventories of national and regional approaches to fisheries rebuilding programmes.
This book is complemented by the following background reports, which are free to access and download in .pdf format.
Inventories of national and regional approaches to fisheries rebuilding programmes
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