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Document Type: Technical Memorandum
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7509
Title: US Catch Share Markets: A Review of Characteristics and Data Availability
Secondary Title: US Catch Share Markets
Author/Editor: Daniel S. Holland, Stephen Kasperski, Erin Steiner
Publication Year: 2014
Pages: 63
Date: 2/20/2014
Keywords: catch shares,quota markets,quota
Abstract:

The primary purpose of this study is to facilitate future analysis of QS and QP markets in US catch share systems by creating a comprehensive description of the structure and characteristics of US catch share markets. We document the availability and quality of data on QS and QP transfers in these markets .  We do not attempt to evaluate the efficiency of any of the catch share markets, nor provide in-depth analysis of market data, but we do provide some evaluation of the potential to use catch share market data to provide useful information to stakeholders and managers.  We also make recommendations on how to improve the design of catch share systems and associated data collection systems to facilitate effective catch share markets, collection of catch share market data, and better use information from catch share markets.

Description:

We document the availability and quality of data on QS and QP transfers in these markets . 

Theme: Sustainable, safe and secure seafood for healthy populations and vibrant communities
Foci: Support effective catch share management and evaluation
Support effective catch share management and evaluation