Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports
Between 2002-2005, the GAO completed a series of reports on Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs. These reports included recommendations for improving program management, protecting fishing communities, facilitating new entry into IFQ fisheries, and recovering costs. These recommendations are found in the following GAO reports.
- Individual Fishing Quotas: Better Information Could Improve Program Management
- Individual Fishing Quotas: Methods for Community Protection & New Entry Require Periodic Evaluation
- Individual Fishing Quotas: Management Costs Varied and Were Not Recovered as Required