SPECIAL REPORT: Limping fisheries management

Fishing vessels in the Port of Galilee in Narragansett, Rhode Island

It proved to be effective in fleets shrinking, consolidation of fishing rights and quotas in lesser hands, and in reducing employment onboard and in fishing communities. However, with only a few exceptions, its claims of improving safety, resource protection and rehabilitation have been straying in circles between imaginary and fallacious.

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