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Does quota ownership affect perceptions of fishery performance?


Hoshino, E and van Putten, I and Pascoe, S and Vieira, S, Does quota ownership affect perceptions of fishery performance?, Marine Policy, 120 Article 104155. ISSN 0308-597X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104155


Individual transferable quotas (ITQs) have been introduced in a large number of fisheries worldwide, mainly to achieve resource sustainability and improve the economic performance of the fisheries. Fisheries have evolved since quota introduction and have developed different ownership structures, with some fisheries being predominantly owner-operator, while other fisheries have attracted investors and non-fishing quota ownership. These different ownership structures may affect the perceptions of the effectiveness of ITQs, although the influence of ownership structures to the perception of management performance based on different management objectives is rarely studied. In this paper, we draw on a case study of the Tasmanian abalone fishery in Australia to illustrate the influence of different quota ownership structures on perceptions about the social, economic and resource sustainability outcomes of ITQ fisheries. We find that fishers with low levels of quota ownership (i.e. lease dependent) have low levels of satisfaction, and believe the fishery is not performing well against the multiple management objectives.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ITQs, quota ownership, multi-objective performance, rights-based management, Tasmanian abalone
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught edible molluscs
UTAS Author:van Putten, I (Dr Ingrid Van Putten)
ID Code:143661
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2021-03-29
Last Modified:2021-09-23

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