Jonathan Adler 02/21/2014
Many environmental problems are exaggerated. The threats facing marine fisheries, however, are quite real. There is a growing consensus among fishery experts that greater reliance on private-property rights can prevent overfishing and ensure sustainability.
Jonathan Adler 08/16/2013
Fisheries around the world are poorly managed. As Jonathan Adler explains in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, property-based management can conserve fisheries and maintain their value for human consumption.
Gary Libecap 05/15/2013
Some of our most beautiful and amazing species of fish are at risk for extinction. Here’s how we can save them.
Dino Falaschetti 01/21/2013
Why is productive environmental governance so hard, and what might be learned from how corporate governance mechanisms address related problems? Dino Falaschetti's article addresses these questions, both in principle and in application to global fisheries.
Fishermen earn their living by competing with every other fisherman on the ocean for the most fish. The result has been overfishing, collapsed fisheries, and life threatening work conditions. Boat Captain Mark Lundsten describes his own experience on the Bering Sea.
As part of a PERC workshop, "Tackling the Global Fisheries Challenge," to be held November 14-15, Fisheries Specialist for the World Bank, Michael Arbuckle discusses rights-based fisheries reform in developing country fisheries.
Dino Falaschetti 11/09/2012
John Batchelor interviews PERC's Dino Falaschetti about Tackling the Global Fisheries Challenge. He explains why catch shares are good for fish habitat, fishermen, and consumers all over the world.
Reed Watson, Terry Anderson 10/15/2012
In the Supreme Court of the State of MontanaSupreme Court Case No. 12-0312PUBLIC LANDS ACCESS ASSOCIATION, INC., Petitioner/Appellant,v.
Gary Libecap 06/29/2012
On the John Batchelor Show, Gary Libecap discusses the property rights alternative to international whaling agreements. This catch-share alternative would give individuals a stake in the whale fishery, which would likely improve the stock and lead to its long-term health.