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Individual Transferable Quotas Archive

  • New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal


    Published in ‘The Conversation‘, 5th September 2017 In popular imagination, New Zealand’s fisheries management system is a globally recognised story of sustainability, reflecting a “clean and green” environmental ethos. Indeed, New Zealand’s fisheries have been ranked among the best managed in the world – an accolade based on the early […]

  • ITQs: A Road of No Return


    Published by FiskerForum, 11-01-2017 · info@fiskerforum.dk | Original article can be found here. A strongly-worded position paper published by the Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) Platform has come out firmly against Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) as an integral component of EU fisheries policies and management, which LIFE says have […]

  • Iceland : crisis and regional development − Thanks for all the fish?


    How the introduction of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) are linked with speculation, ‘fish bubbles’ and the downfall of an entire country’s economy. Karl Benediktsson and Anna Karlsdóttir, In European Urban and Regional Studies 2011 18: 228 Abstract In this commentary, the crisis that hit Iceland in late 2008 and involved the […]