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Fishing Grounds Defining a New Era for American Fisheries Management

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ISBN-10: 1559638044

ISBN-13: 9781559638043

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Economics H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics H. John Heinz III Center for Science

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Fisheries management today is highly contentious. The interests of fishers and fish processors, coastal communities, the government, and environmental organizations are often different and can even be mutually incompatible.Fishing Groundsoffers a comprehensive assessment of the legal, social, economic and biological context of marine fisheries management in the United States. Drawing on interviews with stakeholders from all sides of the issue, the authors seek common ground -- and points of unresolved controversy -- among the diversity of interests and viewpoints involved. Chapters examine: history and background status of marine fisheries fishery productivity from biological, social, and economic perspectives ownership of fishery resources management structures and incentives the roles of science and evaluation Each chapter begins with legal, technical, and conceptual background to help readers understand the sets of issues involved and follows that with a balanced presentation of stakeholder views.Fishing Groundspresents a useful overview of fisheries management options and positions regarding those options, providing valuable insight into the opinions and concerns of stakeholders and the sets of incentives to which those stakeholders respond. It is an important work for fisheries management professionals in industry, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as for students and researchers involved with fisheries and fisheries management.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Origin of the Book
Stakeholder Voices
Book Scope and Structure
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overview
U.S. Fisheries Today
Types of Fisheries
Processing, Trade, and Consumption
Fishery Management
The Eight Fishery Management Regions
Other Fishery Management Authorities
The Status of U.S. Fisheries
Conclusion
Notes
The Past
History of Federal Fishery Management
1950s and 1960s: Pre-FCMA Decades
1970s: The Fishery Conservation and Management Act
1980s: The End of Expansion
1990s: Contraction and Change
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
The Present
Assessing Fishery Productivity
What Is Productivity?
Managing for Productivity
Maintaining Productivity Over Time
Lost Opportunities
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
Owning Fishery Resources
Expanding Public Interests
Public Disinterest
Returns to the Public
Private Matters and Public Interests
Ideas About Rights-Based Management
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
Managing Fisheries
Who's in Charge?
Expectations for Management
Outcomes
Checks, Balances, and Monkey Wrenches
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
Creating Incentives
The Ideal and the Actual
Maintain Healthy Fisheries
Make Responsible Decisions
Take the Long View
Participate Responsibly
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
Using Scientific Information
Why Do We Need Science?
Is the Science Adequate?
How Is Scientific Information Used?
Communicating Scientific Information
Funding Science
Cooperative Research
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
Evaluating Fishery Performance
Why Evaluate?
Criteria and Objectives
What Is Evaluated?
Where Do We Go From Here?
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Notes
The Future
Looking Ahead
Learning and Adapting
Integrating Management Objectives
Creating Expectations for Stewardship
Maintaining Fishery Diversity
Making the Transition
Major Policy Choices and Reauthorization Issues
Conclusion
In Their Own Words
Program Participants
Interview Sources
Reviewers
Annotated Bibliography of Selected Literature on U.S. Marine Fishery Management
Fishery Status and Management History
Assessing Fishery Productivity
Owning Fishery Resources
Managing Fisheries
Creating Incentives
Using Scientific Information
Evaluating Fishery Performance
Looking Ahead
About the Authors
Index