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Fact Sheets: Catch Shares

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November 6, 2009

Catch Shares: Problems in Fisheries Management

Catch share fishery management programs – also commonly known as individual fishing/transferable quotas, rationalization or limited access privilege programs – can be used as a method to privatize access to fish. This means they can give control over catching fish to only a handful of private individuals or companies, who can then exclude others.