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Introduction

The Measuring the Effects of Catch Shares Project analyzes the best available data to produce objective, scientifically rigorous indicators of changes associated with two U.S. catch share programs: (1) the West Coast Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery and (2) the Northeast Multispecies Sector Program in the Northeast multispecies (groundfish) fishery.

The Project does not advocate for or against catch shares. It offers reliable, neutral reports on trends and effects that people can use to answer their own questions and inform their decisions about effects of catch shares on fishermen, fish stocks, fishing businesses, and fishing communities.

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Interim Results

Northeast Groundfish (Released February 2014)

West Coast Groundfish (Released September 2013)

Conversations

Focusing on Two Fisheries, but Methods Transferable to Others: A Conversation with Project Manager Jill Swasey

Probing Ecological Effects of Catch Shares: A Conversation with Marine Ecologist Tim Essington

Making Catch Share Indicators Objective and Value-Neutral: A Conversation with MRAG's Bob Trumble

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