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Fishers’ opinions on marketization of property rights and the quota system in France

After many years of Common Fisheries Policies in the European Union, 88% of stocks are still being fished beyond their Maximum Sustainable Yield. While several Member States and the European Commission are moving toward Individual Transferable Quotas as a solution, France has declared its opposition to such marketization of fishing access rights and a national law has classified fisheries resources as a collective heritage. The papers discusses the distribution of the access rights to quota between small scale fleet and industrial fleet in France and also the issue transparency and equity of this share between the two fleets.

Katia Frangoudes, Bellanger Manuel

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