xxiii, 485 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781107001565 (hardcover) 1107001560 (hardcover)
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Are international fisheries heading away from a global commons with open access towards a regime of property rights? The distributional implications of denying access to newcomers and re-entrants that used the resource in the past are fraught. Should the winners in this process compensate the losers and, if so, how? Regional fisheries management organisations, in whose gift participatory rights now mostly lie, are increasingly having to deal with this question, which has hitherto been little analysed. This book provides a review of the practice of these bodies and the States that are their members. The recently favoured response of governments, combating 'IUU' - illegal, unregulated and unreported - fishing, is shown to rest on a flawed concept, and the solution might lie less in law than in legal policy: compulsory dispute settlement as an incentive to moderate their claims and an expansion of the possibilities of trading of quotas to make solving the global overcapacity issue easier.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The bioeconomics of high seas fishing: new entrants and the tragedy of the commons New entrants, old problem: allocation principles in the UN Fish Stocks Agreement and other treaties A wrong turning in international fisheries law: the flawed concept(s) of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing Case study: new entrants and the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna Quota trading in international fisheries commissions: an idea whose time has come? Conclusions: a role for state responsibility?
K3895 .S47 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.