New England Catch Shares Workshop

New England Fishery Management Council • October 20-21, 2009 • Bretton Woods, NH

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

The New England Catch Shares Workshop was hosted by the New England Fishery Management Council and the Fisheries Forum, in cooperation with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, for the purpose of sharing information and concerns about the use of catch shares in New England Fisheries.

Workshop Objectives

  • Increase understanding of the science, economics, and policies related to catch shares

  • Help decision-makers learn from successes, failures, and challenges in other regions

  • Discuss catch shares in the context of decisions that have already been approved in New England with an eye towards future direction and action

Introductions and workshop context

Snapshot of New England Fisheries
Chris Kellogg, Deputy Director, New England Fishery Management Council

Introduction to catch shares
Amy Kenney, Program Director, Fisheries Forum

Rotating breakout sessions

Catch shares and the Pacific groundfish fishery

The Pacific Council’s groundfish trawl fishery catch share program
Don McIsaac, Executive Director, Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific groundfish trawl rationalization
Merrick Burden, Senior Analyst, Pacific Fishery Management Council

Fishing communities and catch shares

British Columbia’s groundfish fisheries: A fisherman’s perspective
Wes Erikson, Fisherman, British Columbia

Incorporating coastal communities into catch share programs
Steve Minor, Executive Director, North Pacific Crab Association
Example overview

The many flavors of catch shares

New Zealand Fisheries 
Jonathan Peacey, Strategic Projects Analyst, New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries

Management of British Columbia groundfish fisheries
Bruce Turris, Fisheries Consultant

The many flavors of catch shares
Mark Holliday, Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy

Data collection and monitoring programs

Catch shares: the Alaskan experience
Jessica Gharrett, Restricted Access Management Program, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region

Catch monitoring systems in British Columbia groundfish fisheries
Howard McElderry, Archipelago Marine Research