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Sustaining America's Fisheries and Fishing Communities: An Evaluation of Incentive-Based Management

Press release: “Environmental Defense today released the results of a landmark study that provides a clear roadmap for rebuilding fishing stocks and restoring fishing communities. Entitled “Sustaining America’s Fisheries and Fishing Communities,” this research details how Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs), or “catch shares,” save fishing stocks and help restore fishing communities by offering clear environmental, economic and social benefits. The report also describes a tool to help design effective systems.”

  • Key findings | Recommendations | Executive summary [PDF] Full report [PDF] | Methodology | Annotated bibliography [PDF] | FAQs.
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