Science Branch, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
P. O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2Y 4A2
Source - Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science, Volume 20: 3-135
The administrative and regulatory frameworks used to control fishing in each North Atlantic management regime subsequent to declarations of 200 mile limits are documented, and compared to those of the previous international commissions. The apparent objectives underlying regulatory actions are examined, and trends in stocks of the most important finfish species before and after extensions of jurisdiction are described. The primary elements of these regulatory regimes are then compared. In general, management authorities did not develop coherent policies that reconciled conflicting social and economic aspirations and, as a result, in the 1980s most fleets were overcapitalized, exploitation rates were high for most of the important groundfish stocks, enforcement of regulations was difficult, and non-compliance was a serious problem in many regimes. Most regimes have adopted new regulatory approaches in the 1990s.
Language - English
Publisher - Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
Publication Date - September 1996
Publication Type - Journal Article
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