The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Rationalization Program (the Rationalization Program) was designed to improve resource conservation, operating efficiency and fishermen's safety while maintaining participation by remote communities. A number of important features account for the diverse natures of stakeholders and the fishery's historical importance to many communities. These include: a unique three-pie approach that defines and assigns different types of privileges to vessel owners, crew and processors; an industry-funded, government-operated loan program to assist new entrants and crew; and voluntary Cooperatives that assist in program administration and fishing coordination.
Title: Catch Shares in Action: United States Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Publication date 2013-01-01
Publication Year 2013
, Karly McIlwain
Environmental Defense Fund
North America / United States (Western) / Alaska
, catch share
, bering sea
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