Andrew Frederick Johnson

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Posted on December 14, 2012 - 10:01am, by afjohnson

By Andrew Frederick Johnson, Bangor University, andrewjohnson540 [at] hotmail.com

In my last post, I closed by saying that in order for unsuccessfully managed fisheries to move forward, we need to innovate instead of repeating our current mistakes. I also introduced the idea of “rights-based” fisheries management as one method that has proved beneficial for past and present fisheries. This blog discusses, Individual Transferrable Quotas (ITQs), a rights-based approach showing promise, and describes how they can benefit struggling fisheries.

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Posted on October 17, 2012 - 6:48am, by afjohnson

By Andrew Frederick Johnson, Bangor University, andrewjohnson540 [at] hotmail.com

It is now well understood that our global fisheries are in trouble. With huge advances in marine technologies in the last 50 years we now fish deeper, longer, further and harder than ever before to feed the mouths of our growing global population. We also however know that current levels of exploitation are not sustainable and the number of fish in our oceans is declining. But what are our options in fisheries management? What could we do to halt current trends and perhaps even reverse them?

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