Comparison of territorial use right fisheries with other conventional right-based fisheries management

Cakmak, Ezgi (2022) Comparison of territorial use right fisheries with other conventional right-based fisheries management. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This major project comprehensively examines Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURFs) and their implications within right-based fisheries management. The study encompasses an in-depth analysis of TURFs from an institutional perspective, discussing the categories of access rights and withdrawal/harvest rights associated with these management systems. The definition, structure, and various types of TURFs are explored, along with their historical development and evaluation. Additionally, the policy implications of TURFs are examined, considering their relationship with other conventional rights-based management systems. This includes an exploration of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) and Co-Management, Harvester Cooperatives (CO-OPS) as alternative approaches. The synergies between TURFs and other systems, such as TURFs combined with ITQs or integrated with Marine Reserves (No Take Zones), are also investigated. The paper presents case examples of TURFs implemented in different countries, explicitly highlighting examples from Japan, Chile, and Mexico. The analysis delves into these TURF systems' specific characteristics and outcomes, providing valuable insights into their practical application and effectiveness. In conclusion, this research underscores the significance of TURFs as a management tool within the broader framework of right-based fisheries management. It highlights the potential policy implications of TURFs and their interactions with other systems, shedding light on their role in promoting sustainable fisheries and effective resource governance. This comprehensive examination of TURFs contributes to the existing knowledge base and provides valuable insights for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in fisheries management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 16282
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-83)
Keywords: territorial use right fisheries, TURF, fisheries management, right-based fisheries management
Department(s): Marine Institute > School of Fisheries
Date: October 2022
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fishery law and legislation--Japan; Fishery management--Japan; Fishery law and legislation--Chile; Fishery management--Chile; Fishery law and legislation--Mexico; Fishery management--Mexico

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