The Evaluating Catch Shares Project is analyzing data on economic, social, and ecological effects of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program and the Northeast Multispecies Groundfish Sector Program. The five-year Project will provide a set of neutral, scientific indicators that can be used by fisheries managers, fishermen, and other interested parties to determine how catch shares have affected fishing communities, the fishing business, and fish stocks. A summary of Phase I of the project is available from MRAG. The project website is under construction, and will be live after April 15 at www.evaluatingcatchshares.com.
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