Author Archives: Diane Regas

Sharing the Catch, Conserving the Fish

This article is in Ending the Inertia on Energy Policy, Winter 2008

To end the urgent problem of overfishing, we need a new approach in which fishermen are given a share in—and take responsibility for— a fishery’s total allowable catch. The mid-1990s were tough times to be a Pacific rockfish fisherman on the West Coast of the United States or a groundfish fisherman in Canada’s British Columbia. […]