Catch shares versus sharing catch

Stephen Hall -

Fish for sale

In the context of US fisheries, the term “catch shares” refers to a system in which the government grants fishing rights (quotas) to individuals or companies on a de facto permanent basis and establishes a market for buying, leasing or selling those rights. In other parts of the world, this same approach is referred to as Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs), or Transferable Fishing Concessions (TFCs).

WorldFish Annual Report 2014-15

Admin -

Small-scale fisheries

We are pleased to announce the release of the WorldFish 2014-2015 Annual Report. WorldFish is committed to ensuring that the research we do makes a real and tangible difference in the lives of people who depend on fish for their food security and livelihoods.

The global safety net of sustainable ‘small-scale’ fisheries

Alasdair Harris -


At a time when 90% of global fish stocks are either overfished or fully fished, it’s worth remembering that this isn’t just a crisis affecting our planet’s marine biodiversity. More than 1 billion people worldwide rely on seafood as a source of protein, and more than half this number depend on fishing and related sectors for their livelihoods.