Industry consolidation continues to be a concern due to climate change and less fish in the sea. Catch shares provide the framework for the future -- and with the right structure and features, can protect fish and fishermen.
It may seem counter-intuitive for an environmentalist to say this, but what we've learned is that giving fishermen a stake in protecting the oceans is by far the most effective away to turn declining fisheries around."
Want to just solve the problem? They estimate that whaling makes about $31 million in profits. Anti-whaling spends $25 million. If the anti-whaling money directly paid whalers not to hunt -- problem solved.