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Tangled lines in New Zealand's quota management system: The process of including recreational fisheries


  • Borch, Trude


This article uses New Zealand as a case study of processes relating to the inclusion of recreational fisheries in modern fisheries management systems based on Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs). The New Zealand case highlights challenges governments often meet when attempting to integrate the recreational sector into fisheries management, including: (a) resistance to restrictions on what has historically been free-of-charge public access to fish for recreational purposes and (b) the fragmented character of the recreational sector, which makes it difficult to have recreational interests attend to their management role and responsibilities.

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  • Borch, Trude, 2010. "Tangled lines in New Zealand's quota management system: The process of including recreational fisheries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 655-662, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:34:y:2010:i:3:p:655-662

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