re-allocation of fishing rights

Jessica Landman
Jessica Landman • 19 January 2021
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I am looking for examples of governments formally re-allocating fishing rights from larger to smaller scale fisherfolk; if you are aware of an example, please let me know.

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Serge Raemaekers
Serge Raemaekers

Same in South Africa and the implementation of the new small-scale fisheries policy, with redistribution of quota to this sector.

Willow Battista
Willow Battista

Hey Jessica, this is kind of a stretch (and you undoubtedly know more than me) but isn't this kind of what happened in Sweden when they rationalized? Esp. re: the prawn fishery? they took vessel size into account for the first time with a goal of protecting SSFs.... right?

Stuart Campbell
Stuart Campbell

Some Provincial marine spatial plans in Indonesia - which cover 0-12nm of waters, are starting to allocate 'rights' or managed access use for small scale/traditional/local community fisheries in the 0-2nm zone (but can extend further). Currently under fisheries laws any boat up to 30GT can access 0-12nm waters. This new approach re-allocates the 0-2nm space for small scale fisheries only, plus allocates managed access rights in specified 'TURFS' which can occur inside and outside MPAs. See this paper for the general mgt. approach (but this paper does not include this new Province governance approach). https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cobi.13475

DanSteadman
DanSteadman

Hi Jessica, in Cambodia the government formally ended all private ownership of fisheries resources in 2000 - mostly relevant to freshwater fisheries - creating a rights-based system called simply "Community Fisheries" (CFIs) which are active in inland and coastal waters. My colleagues and I at FFI have just written an article for the upcoming Samudra on this, but for a very thorough review of this process, check the John Kurien paper here: http://www.fao.org/3/i7206e/i7206e.pdf


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