This Design Manual is a comprehensive overview and roadmap of catch share design, drawing on hundreds of fisheries in more than 30 countries and expertise from more than 60 fishery experts from around the world. This is Volume 2: Cooperative Catch Shares.
Similar to dividing a pie, a catch share program allocates a secure area or privilege to harvest a share of a fishery's total catch to an individual or group. Programs establish appropriate controls on fishing mortality and hold participants accountable. This infographic shows the key attributes and designs of catch share programs.