The British Columbia Integrated Groundfish Program (Integrated Program) is one of the most comprehensive catch share programs in the world. The multi-species program includes over 70 species, 30 of which are managed via quota, and includes all commercial fishermen targeting groundfish, regardless of gear type. The program includes a number of innovative design features such as quota set-asides, which are meant to encourage community development and incentivize positive treatment of crew. Additionally, the program requires 100% individual accountability of all catch and uses an innovative monitoring and catch accounting system to support accountability.
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Title: Catch Shares in Action: British Columbia Integrated Groundfish Program
Publication date 2013-01-01
Publication Year 2013
Environmental Defense Fund
North America / Canada (Western) / British Columbia
, catch limit
, catch share
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