The Privatizing Of Commercial Fishing In The Ocean

Mar 6, 2017

We have private schools and private prisons... how about private oceans?  The question is facetious, but only mildly so. 

Credit Donar Reiskoffer, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=465573

Because commercial fishing in the United States is regulated through "catch shares" that allocate who can fish.  And those shares are privately held. 

We learn a whole lot more in a book by investigative journalist Lee van der Voo, The Fish Market

She joins us for an extended chat about fishing, including on our part of the West Coast. 
 

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