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Modelling the economic and ecological impacts of the transition to individual transferable quotas in the multispecies US west coast groundfish trawl fleet

Toft, Jodie E.; Punt, Andre E; Little, Lorne

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There is a need to understand the potential impacts on ecosystems and economies from shifting fisheries management towards individual transferable quota (ITQ) programmes. Multispecies fisheries present the challenge of understanding spatial patterns in fisher behaviour as they strive to balance profitable target catches while avoiding species with low catch limits. A spatially explicit model of biological and fleet dynamics was constructed to evaluate how the limited-entry groundfish trawl...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55135
Source: ICES Journal of Marine Science
DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr095

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