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Catch Share Fisheries at Work in the World’s Poorest Countries

By Jingjie Chu

Fencing Fisheries in Namibia and Beyond strengthens the case that rights-based fishery management works and a well-designed catch share system customized to the local culture and history will work even in underdeveloped countries. The development stage should not be a hindrance. On the contrary, there is an urgent need to use rights-based fishery management to help improve productivity and enhance sustainability in the fishery sector.

Chu is a 2011 Enviropreneur Institute Fellow and a natural resource economist with The World Bank Group, Africa Region. The above is Chu’s personal view, which may not represent the view of the World Bank.