PEG's Comments on Draft NOAA Catch Share Policy

The key to a successful catch shares program is how it is designed and implemented. A well-designed program, which takes into account the socioeconomic needs of the fishing community and is based on science-based annual catch limits (ACLs), is the only way that catch shares programs will succeed.  Additionally, a properly designed program must also include sufficient monitoring and enforcement, time limits on permits that do not exceed ten years, and fair and equitable allocation of quota.

Media Contact: Dave Bard

Topics: Oceans, Environment

Project: Federal Ocean Policy