Advantages and disadvantages of introducing strong user rights in fisheries: A literature review

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User rights are an important topic in discussions of fisheries management. A user right can be defined as right to harvest from fish stocks; therefore, these rights are seen as a subset of property rights. Economists would normally argue that strong user rights (SURFs) should be implemented for fisheries, but the introduction of SURFs. affects a society in a complex way. By conducting a literature review, we have identified the advantages and disadvantages of introducing SURFs. We are mainly interested in short-run and long-run efficiency-related economic effects, but we have also identified major nonefficiency-related economic effects, social effects and environmental or biological effects. Due to the disadvantages we will also briefly discuss alternatives to SURFs
Original languageEnglish
Article number105839
JournalMarine Policy
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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