New England Catch Shares Workshop
The New England Fisheries Management Council and the Fisheries Forum, in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, co-sponsored a workshop on catch shares in October 2009.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide council members, staff and advisory panel chairs with a valuable educational opportunity to learn about catch shares management outside of the traditional regulatory process.
The workshop provided New England fishery managers with access to a wide variety of expertise from around the United States and abroad. Workshop attendees heard from people involved in the development and/or implementation of catch share programs.
Individuals representing the commercial fishing sector, government agencies, Council staff and the private sector from Alaska, New Zealand, British Columbia, California and the Pacific Northwest participated in interactive panels with New England council members and staff. The experts shared their first hand knowledge of the lessons learned including the real and potential costs, benefits, pitfalls and best practices.
Workshop Agenda [PDF]
October 20-21, 2009 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Invited Panelists [PDF]
We recruited a diverse group of fisheries experts who have direct experience in developing, implementing or fishing under a catch share system both in the United States and internationally
Pre-workshop Survey Results [PDF]
Invited participants were surveyed in advance of the workshop to assist in developing the workshop format and agenda