What are fishing rights?

What is a Catch Share Infographic?

Similar to dividing a pie, rights-based management or fishing rights, also known as "catch share programs" allocates access to a fishing area or a share of a fishery's total catch to a group or an individual. Programs establish appropriate controls on fishing mortality and hold participants accountable. Rights-based management can be administered as area-based or quota-based programs.

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Fishing rights can strengthen fishing businesses

Fishermen under rights-based management benefit from greater economic stability, higher earnings and the opportunity to build more successful fishing businesses. These systems outperform conventional management systems across the board. 

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