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Article slams use of ITQs in Canadian fisheries

By Evelyn Pinkerton, Kim Olsen, Joy Thorkelson, Henry Clifton and Art Davidson.

Wild fisheries are humankind's greatest single source of protein. They are fully renewable, we don't have to till soil, plant seeds, apply fertilizer or pesticide, water them or feed them; we just have to manage the harvest. As global populations continue to grow, much is at stake as we determine who benefits from the greatest renewable food resource.

At home who benefits from fish harvested in B.C.'s waters? You'd be logical in thinking the answer is mostly people who make the B.C. coast their home and who fish for a living.

And you'd be wrong.

 

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE IN THE TYEE >>> http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2016/01/11/Who-Controls-Fisheries/

 

Evelyn Pinkerton is a professor of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University; Kim Olsen is a fisherman and president of United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union; Joy Thorkelson is northern representative for United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union; Henry Clifton is a fisherman and president of Native Brotherhood of British Columbia; Art Davidson is a fisherman and president of B.C. Longline Fishermen's Association.