Street, Dwan Krista (2012) Why not manage this fishery ourselves? : a brief analysis of harvesting caps as a management regime in the Northeast Newfoundland and Labrador inshore shrimp industry. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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The method by which allocations are distributed in the inshore shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFA) 5, 6 and 7, on the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador is a set of "harvesting caps" allocated after the setting of a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. This system has been in place since temporary permits to harvest the catch were made permanent in 2007. Caps are viewed theoretically as allowing harvesters and managers to come together in making decisions regarding the harvest, allowing a sense of autonomy and cooperation, while also helping avoid some of the theoretical issues facing other allocation regimes. This paper revisits harvesting caps in this fishery four years after the regime's implementation and suggests that harvesting caps may be bringing issues of their own to the industry. An approach aimed toward co-management, while also ensuring the state is incorporated may better serve the industry in ensuring the resource is harvested responsibly for all involved.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-43).|
|Department(s):||Marine Institute > School of Fisheries|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Shrimp fisheries--Management; Shrimp industry--Newfoundland and Labrador; Shrimp fisheries--Catch effort--Newfoundland and Labrador|
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