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[11PacRimLPolyJ745] A Call for Co-Management: Treaty Fishing Allocation in New Zealand and Western Washington

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dc.contributor.author Stanton, Kristi
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-15T16:45:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-15T16:45:37Z
dc.date.issued 2002-06
dc.identifier.citation 11 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 745 (2002) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/772
dc.description.abstract Abstract: The Maori tribe of New Zealand and the tribes of western Washington are both subject to quota systems as a result of their treaty rights to fish. While New Zealand's quota system was legislatively imposed, western Washington's was judicially imposed. Nevertheless, the two quota systems are quite similar in that both permit approximately half the allowable catch of fish each year to go to the tribes. However, that amount does not adequately represent what the tribes are entitled to based on their treaty rights. Colonization, over-fishing, and resource deterioration have decreased the amount of fish available to the fishing population as a whole (including commercial fishermen), making it impossible for the tribes to rely on their traditional livelihood. While both tribes have been somewhat involved in co-management plans with their governments, these co-management plans are insufficient. New Zealand and the United States desperately need to adopt legislation setting forth more extensive co-management plans wherein the co-managers are required to cooperate with one another and are prohibited from making unilateral decisions. Such legislation would lead to an improved environment with more available fish to sustain the livelihoods of the tribes as well as that of the commercial fisherman. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [11PacRimLPolyJ745] A Call for Co-Management: Treaty Fishing Allocation in New Zealand and Western Washington en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2002 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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