Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 5–20 | Cite as

Individual transferable quotas: theory and practice

  • R. Quentin Grafton


The paper examines the theory and practice of individual transferable quotas (ITQs) in fisheries. Using the experience of several countries, a number of ITQ programmes are examined with respect to fisher compliance and their effect upon economic efficiency, employment, the harvesting shares of fishers, cost recovery and rent capture.1

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    This paper was prepared for a general readership including fisheries managers and scientists. Readers interested in a more theoretical treatment are referred to Arnason (1990) and Boyce (1992).


Economic Efficiency Fishery Manager Theoretical Treatment Cost Recovery General Readership 
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  • R. Quentin Grafton
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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