Involve stakeholders in allocation of harvest rights
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Background information and definitions
Harvest rights can be used to allocate fishing licences or quotas to individuals or entities. Using this system can ensure that fish stocks are not overexploited. Involving fishers and other stakeholders in the allocation process may reduce conflict and encourage compliance by users of the marine fish resource (Smith et al. 2019).
Smith S.L., Battista W., Sarto N., Fujita R., Stetten D.C., Karasik R. & Burden M. (2019) A framework for allocating fishing rights in small-scale fisheries. Ocean & Coastal Management, 177, 52–63.