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Catch Shares Resources

Catch share programs can take a wide variety of forms depending on the needs and goals of the fishing communities, fishery managers and other stakeholders in each fishery. When developing a new program, stakeholders must consider a broad range of questions, including:

The list of considerations can get quite long! The resources below are intended to address the more technical aspects of transitioning from one approach in fishery management to managing under a catch share program. These resources include:

Each fishery will have its own unique characteristics that must be considered when deciding whether to implement a catch share program to change over to a different approach to management. Hopefully, these resources are a helpful source of information on how many potential concerns and issues have been successfully addressed in existing programs, and provide an understanding of what is needed to develop and implement new programs.