Limited entry

Management arrangements whereby only a fixed number of operators are allowed to fish in a particular fishery. New operators may only gain access to the fishery by purchasing an existing right.

Fishery where the number of operators (and size of boats) is restricted through license limitation or quota systems, to control the amount of fishing effort. It frequently involves controls on the number and size of vessels, and conditions relating to the transfer of fishing rights or the replacement of vessels.

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