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How Have Catch Shares Been Allocated?

John Lynham

No 2013-8, Working Papers from University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Abstract: A unique database was created that describes the methods used to allocate shares in nearly every major catch share fishery in the world. Approximately 54% of the major catch share fisheries in the world allocated the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) solely on the basis of historical catch records, 3% used auctions, and 6% used equal sharing rules. The remaining 37% used a combination of methods, including vessel-based rules. These results confirm the widely-held belief that nearly all catch share programs have �grandfathered� private access to fishery resources: 91% of the fisheries in the database allocated some fraction of the TAC on the basis of historical catch. This publicly available database should be a useful reference tool for policymakers, academics, and others interested in catch shares management in Hawai�i and across the globe.

Keywords: catch shares; ITQ; allocation; grandfathering (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2013-01
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