Brexit and Fishing

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

Where did all the Fishers go? A Brexit Commentary

Where did all the Fishers Go? a Comment by Griffin Carpenter, New Economics Foundation   As a fisheries researcher, the ‘Brexit’ referendum on the UK’s membership back in June unexpectedly thrust fishing policy to the front of the political agenda. This was an unusual time for fisheries research, and it was accompanied by a flurry […]

Brexit, Fisheries, and Forgotten History

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

Brexit and the Future of British Fisheries and Markets

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

A Management Perspective on Catch Shares

Ben Raines of AL.com – Alabama Local News – discussed Catch shares in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery last week in an article titled, How a ‘rogue’ environmental group transformed American fisheries The [Environmental Defense Fund] has pushed a system that turns the right to catch a pound of fish into a private […]

Catch Shares have not Worked in New England

Catch Shares have not Worked in New England by Brian Rothschild The catch-share program in New England was heralded by many to be the be- all and end- all of fisheries management. At the same time others predicted that catch shares would drive fishing industries into the ground. In New England the fleet has collapsed […]

Catch Shares, Stakeholder Values, and Management Objectives

Catch Shares, Stakeholder Values, and Management Objectives: a Comment by Michael Melnychuk   The recent article by Ben Raines highlights several important issues for fisheries management under catch shares.  While the article does an excellent job illustrating some of the adverse social consequences, it utterly fails to highlight benefits that have been seen in fisheries […]

Some Facts About Catch Shares

What was the problem? Many US fisheries saw very short fishing seasons, often only a few days long. This was economically wasteful as large quantities of fish came on the market for a short period of time. It was dangerous because fishermen had to fish in bad weather if the short season happened to overlap […]

A Conversation with Brian Rothschild

Brian Rothschild is the founding Dean and Montgomery Charter Professor Emeritus of Marine Science and Technology at the Department of Fisheries Oceanography in the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He is an expert in population dynamics, biological oceanography, fisheries management, and natural resources policy. Brian has spent his […]

Public Perception of the Ocean Differs from Actual Ocean Status

Here at CFOOD, we work to correct misconceptions about fishing and sustainable seafood (check out our myths page). Recently, fishery scientist Trevor Branch polled his twitter followers and exposed some misperceptions that people have on the state of the ocean. Comment by Trevor A. Branch, University of Washington Recently on Twitter I posed three polls1 […]