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Social and Behavioral Sciences

1996

Fisheries management

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Charting A Course For The Future Of Maine's Fisheries: An Interview With Commissioner Robin Alden, Robin Alden Jan 1996

Charting A Course For The Future Of Maine's Fisheries: An Interview With Commissioner Robin Alden, Robin Alden

Maine Policy Review

In a January, 1996 interview, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Robin Alden shared her concerns about the direction of federal fisheries management and her goals for building a more dynamic and self-managing system here in Maine. In particular, Alden described the recent legislation which creates zone councils and an apprenticeship system in Maine’s lobster fishery. Alden articulated a direction for Maine’s fisheries that challenges conventional fisheries management and as such, is being watched closely by fisheries managers in Maine as well as elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas.


Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Traditional Fisheries Management, Ralph Townsend Jan 1996

Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Traditional Fisheries Management, Ralph Townsend

Maine Policy Review

Ralph Townsend discusses the historic evolution of fisheries management as well as more current trends toward co-management in Maine’s groundfisheries. Looking at successful experiences with co-management, he wonders whether current efforts in Maine’s lobster industry will be successful without tackling the tough issue of access limitation.


Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Fisheries Management From An Ecological Perspective, James A. Wilson Jan 1996

Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Fisheries Management From An Ecological Perspective, James A. Wilson

Maine Policy Review

Jim Wilson counters the concerns raised by Ralph Townsend [this issue].The current policy course set by Marine Resources Commissioner Robin Alden is based on an approach to fisheries management which redefines the sustainability problem as an ecosystem problem. Wilson argues that, within this new paradigm, questions such as “how, when, and where” to fish (or not fish) are much more central than species-specific quota setting. These questions not only change the rules under which co-management is implemented but also may improve fisheries management in ways that quota systems have failed, that is the long term conservation of species and ...