The Consequences of Rights-Based Fisheries in the Arctic
A conference of international experts on fisheries management in the Arctic co-sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies and the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland, 9/21-23.
Conference attendance is by invitation, September 21-23, 2015.
Public event Wednesday, September 23, 4:30pm, 041 Haldeman Center: Panel Discussion on "Governing the Arctic Seas: Fisheries, Oil and Environment" with Oran Young, University of California Santa Barbara; Niels Einarsson, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland; Fiona McCormack, University of The University of Waikato, New Zealand; and moderated by Ross Virginia, Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth.
The concept of rights-based fishing encompasses a range of institutional innovations (e.g., ITQs,
TURFs, CDQs, permit systems) introduced in many places around the world in recent decades as
measures intended primarily to solve problems of overharvesting and economic inefficiency in
marine fisheries. In general, these initiatives have emerged from work in the field of
environmental economics stressing the benefits of incentive systems as devices to solve or
alleviate collective-action problems that plague human-environment interactions in a wide range
of settings. RBFs of one kind or another are now in operation in many places including Australia,
Chile, New Zealand, and the United States. In the Arctic, arrangements of this type have been
introduced in Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, and Russia.