Dr. Daniel Pauly, a leading fisheries scientist, discusses the problems with catch shares in an excerpt from an interview given during the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference in November 2009.
There are varying attitudes about catch shares in the scientific community and among fishers that should be considered before implementing a program that privatizes a common resource and potentially sets the stage for corporate takeover of local livelihoods.
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