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Video: Fishermen explain their experiences with catch shares

June 1, 2011

The National Fisheries Conservation Center has recently sponsored an online collection of videos in which fishermen share their experiences with catch shares. In the video featured below, fishermen from Alaska, British Columbia and Texas explain why they fought back on catch shares and why they're glad they lost the fight.

Check out the full library here.

 

Former IFQ Opponents Embrace Catch Shares from NFCC on Vimeo.

Fishermen in Alaska, British Columbia, and Florida fought the transition to catch shares at first. "Thank god we lost that fight," says one. After a rough start, the change has strengthened fish stocks, reduced bycatch, helped fishermen earn greater credibility in fishery management, and improved their earnings and market opportunities.

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