Fisheries topic, with Porter Hoagland

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» Turning the Tide Report
British Royal Commission Report on the Environmental Effects of Marine Fisheries

Current Policy and Management

Join us next TUESDAY DECEMBER 13th at 4:30 pm in CARRIAGE HOUSE for the next installment of the Marine Policy Discussion Group's series on fisheries. Free pizza, beer and soda will be provided!

This time we will hear Porter Hoagland from the Marine Policy Center explain the current policy and management framework of fisheries as compared to changes suggested by the recent ocean commissions. So if you want to know how fisheries are actually managed in this crazy world, this is the talk for you!

Background readings supplied by Porter are available to the right.  Please look through them if you're interested - they're full of pertinent information.

Additional Information

For those who attended the session and are interested in learning more, the links to the right point to sites where you can find copies of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the recent British Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution Report "Turning the Tide - Addressing the impact of Fisheries on the Marine Environment."

Since the meeting, Porter has also forwarded us some relevant newspaper articles, dealing with the re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a response to that re-authorization's "Dedicated Acess Privileges" (a more politically-viable way of saying Individual Transferable Quotas), and an example of a fisheries policy "end run." These articles are also posted to the right.



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