Latest Individual fishing quota Stories

2009-10-30 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 3, at 12 p.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group (PEG) will lead a background press briefing to discuss catch shares, one means for managing how annual catch limits of fish are allocated among fishermen. In the coming weeks, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Catch Shares Task Force will issue recommendations to guide fishery managers as they explore development of these types of management programs for...

2009-08-25 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small fleet of fishermen is expected to stage a protest today off the coast of Martha's Vineyard directed at President Obama over a recent change in regulations for commercial groundfish fishermen. The following statement is from Sally McGee, the New England Policy Director for EDF and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council, which recently voted 16-0 in favor of the new management approach for the groundfish fishery (Motion...

2008-11-13 14:05:41

Environmental and economic leaders and scientists reported on Thursday that US President-elect Barack Obama could protect ocean wildlife and save jobs in commercial fisheries by ending widespread overfishing. The report said around 70 percent of the world's fisheries are over-exploited or have already crashed. If this long-term trend continues, scientists have predicted that all current salt-water fish and seafood species will collapse by 2048. However, it could be remedied by instituting a...

2008-09-20 05:15:00

A new report found that programs guaranteeing fishermen a share of the overall catch could avert danger for global fisheries. The so-called catch-share programs reduce the effects of traditional open-access fishing, which promotes overfishing and habitat destruction, putting a key global food supply at risk. "Under open access, you have a free-for-all race to fish, which ultimately leads to collapse," said Christopher Costello of the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose study...

2008-09-18 15:00:20

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Katharine Burnham of Environmental Defense Fund, +1-202- 415-5742, kburnham@edf.org Environmental Advocates Say Research Strengthens Longstanding Commitment to Creating Healthy Fisheries WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published this week in the journal Scienceprovides a clear road map for federal and regional fisheries managers to reverse years of declining fish stocks by implementing catch shares, according to a leading...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By Winston Ross, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. Jun. 13--West Coast groundfishermen can expect a major change in the way they're allowed to catch fish in the coming years, after a preliminary decision Thursday from the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The council voted in favor of an individual quota system that will determine who gets to catch how many fish. Shares of the resource will be allocated, and can be traded, sold or kept for life. The decision isn't final unless...

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