Evolving Approaches To Managing Marine Recreational Fisheries

Evolving Approaches To Managing Marine Recreational Fisheries

by Donald R. Leal
     
 

This book features fourteen internationally recognized fishery experts presenting the pros and cons of using individual fishing quotas (IFQs), game tags, and angler management organizations (AM's) in managing marine recreational fisheries. For managers, anglers, and angling service providers this book provides an interesting foray into ways to better control

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This book features fourteen internationally recognized fishery experts presenting the pros and cons of using individual fishing quotas (IFQs), game tags, and angler management organizations (AM's) in managing marine recreational fisheries. For managers, anglers, and angling service providers this book provides an interesting foray into ways to better control recreational harvests, generate more research on fish stocks, and reduce user conflicts over traditional regulatory methods.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Walker
Here at last is a collection of workable solutions to the vexing problem of allocating the rights to recreational fishing: the remaining untamed threat to fish stocks. While the grand masters of rights allocation—Arnason, Pearse, and Leal—are here, the excitement arises from the large number of new analysts who have been attracted to this policy conundrum. This is a must read for the genuinely engaged regulator.
Brian Yablonski
With a blend of common sense and innovative ideas, this book should serve as food for thought for managers of our coastal fisheries and the angling community. Looking to the future, traditional fishery management only means more of the same—closed seasons, restrictive size limits, rapidly shrinking bag limits, and dissatisfaction among recreational anglers. The market-based reforms discussed in Evolving Approaches offer some enlightened alternatives that have the potential to yield both healthy fisheries and happy anglers.
Lee G. Anderson
This collection of chapters demonstrates that lessons learned from rights-based systems in commercial fisheries can be beneficially applied to the management of recreational fisheries. This book offers an excellent mix of theoretical and applied works that will be valuable reading on the frontiers of recreational fisheries management for both the participant and professional.
Røgnvaldur Hannesson
Leal and Maharaj have brought together an impressive assembly of economists that have dealt with property rights in commercial fisheries and asked them to apply their expertise to recreational fisheries and their interaction with commercial fisheries. The result is a highly readable and thought-provoking book that no one who takes an interest in this issue should miss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739128039
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Donald R. Leal is a senior fellow and Research Director for the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). Vishwanie Maharaj is an economist in the Gulf Oceans Program for the Environmental Defense Fund.

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