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ISSF 2011-12A: Eastern Pacific Ocean Rights-Based Management Workshop. Guayaquil, 2011

Date added May 18, 2011
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Category Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports
Tags Capacity Management
Author(s) ISSF

Description

Following the Bellagio Conference on Sustainable Fisheries and the Napa Allocation Workshop, the Guayaquil Eastern Pacific Ocean Rights-based Management Workshop was held as a forum for participants from the fishing industry and other interested stakeholders to review examples and economic cases of rights-based management (RBM) systems for potential application in tuna fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

The Workshop reviewed issues relating to overcapacity and its management in all tuna fisheries, especially the EPO, examples of how rights-based management may be developed in the EPO, the use of buybacks, results from the recent Napa Allocation Workshop, compatibility of RBM systems with national law and the Antigua Convention, and examples of how rights- based management might be used to address particular issues in the EPO tuna fisheries.

The main findings by the Workshop are presented here, together with recommended studies that should provide additional information. The Workshop recognized that the process established for introducing RBM would need to remove incentives and opportunities for fishers (and States) to exploit unused capacity to increase their share of future fishing rights.