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Capt_Dave
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:27 pm
Below is the recent story regarding EDF and their continued push to limit fishing for all.

In addition, as a reminder, for-hire boats that have the fed charter headboat permits cannot harvest any fish that is closed in fed waters even if the fish is open in state waters. Also, even if the for hire boat is not under charter, just being used for personal use, if the boat has a fed charter headboat permit you cannot legally harvest fish closed in fed waters even if state waters are open. The permit is the noose which is why the part of 30B that restricts the vessel to fed law must be eliminated.

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From: Nils Stolpe [mailto:njsha@voicenet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:26 AM
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Subject: [kff] EDF to the rescue - from FishUpdate.com



Environmental Defense Fund Launches Toolkit to Help Fishermen and Managers

http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/20303

Published: 22 October, 2013



On the 17th October, in San Francisco, CA the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today launched the world’s most comprehensive toolkit for designing and implementing management systems that can restore the resiliency, sustainability and profitability of fisheries around the world.

“Global overfishing is a 21st century problem that people have been trying to fix with 20th century solutions,” said Kate Bonzon, Director of EDF’s Catch Share Design Center. “Our toolkit provides low cost, cutting-edge and highly replicable solutions to help fishermen and fishery managers achieve economic and ecological recovery, even in fisheries lacking adequate data.”

According to a recent study in Science, 80% of global fisheries lack important data for stock assessments, a critical first step toward sustainable fisheries. EDF’s toolkit includes a guide dedicated to bridging this gap, providing fishermen and managers with key resources and expertise.

Developed in conjunction with more than 80 global experts, the toolkit reflects the experience of successful and diverse fisheries around the world. It highlights pragmatic solutions to pressing problems and provides guidance that fishermen and managers can use to navigate the administrative hurdles they often face.

“Each year, poor governance costs the global fishing industry as much as $50 billion,” said Michael Arbuckle, Senior Fisheries Specialist for the World Bank. “EDF has developed a valuable tool that can help fisheries managers create economic and social benefits for the many fishers and communities dependent on the resource for their future."

Online at www.fisherytoolkit.edf.org, the toolkit includes more than a dozen design, planning and educational features:

• An updated Catch Share Design Manual that guides fishermen and fishery managers through a step-by-step process to design catch shares, an approach to managing fisheries that allocates secure areas or shares of the catch to participants

• A dedicated volume on designing Cooperative Catch Shares, which includes in-depth guidance on effective co-management of fisheries

• A dedicated volume on designing Territorial Use Rights for Fishing (TURFs), including new concepts for addressing the unique challenges of nearshore fisheries

• Guides on science-based management for fisheries that have limited data and transferable effort share programs, a form of rights-based management that has served as a stepping stone towards more effective, long-term management solutions

• More than a dozen in-depth reports on fisheries, from Samoa to Spain, that have customized catch shares to meet their goals

• A searchable database of global catch share fisheries, accessed through an interactive map

• “What’s the Catch?,” an online game that allows players to captain their own vessel and experience the ups and downs of commercial fishing. Click Here to play

For decades, EDF has worked alongside fishermen and fishery managers to end overfishing by developing proven fishery management solutions.

“I needed advice on how to suggest management decisions for the Prawn fishery in Sweden and the design manual has been my guide,” said Peter Olsson, a Swedish fisherman who catches Norwegian lobster and herring out of Smögen, Sweden.

“We believe access to helpful, easy-to-use tools is key to developing sustainable and profitable fisheries,” said Amanda Leland, Vice President for EDF’s Oceans Program. “And we want to ensure these tools are readily available to managers and fishermen around the world.”
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Sounds like EDF has their game plan laid out.
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Territorial Use Rights for Fishing - including new concepts for addressing the unique challenges of nearshore fisheries
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Territorial Use Rights for Fishing - including new concepts for addressing the unique challenges of nearshore fisheries

brings to mind the recent post about the intent to designate 1000's of miles of coast as critical habitat for loggerhead turtles. If that were to pass they could use that and the closures for the plovers to cover much of the nearshore.
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Capt_Dave wrote:
Territorial Use Rights for Fishing - including new concepts for addressing the unique challenges of nearshore fisheries


Everybody needs to slow down, take a sip of something strong, and really think about that one.
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"cutting edge solutions"... Is that refering to the knife to our throat?
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