9781559637336

Taking Stock of the Regional Fishery Management Councils

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  • ISBN13:

    9781559637336

  • ISBN10:

    1559637331

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-15
  • Publisher: Island Pr

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Notes on Terminology iv
Executive Summary 1(3)
Introduction 4(4)
A Brief History of Fishery Management in the United States 8(4)
State Fishery Regulation: The State Commissions
8(1)
Early Federal Regulation of Fisheries
9(1)
The Birth of the Federal Council System
10(2)
The Regional Councils 12(8)
Voting Membership
12(1)
Work and Responsibilities
13(3)
Advisory Committees
16(1)
The Record of the Regional Councils
16(4)
The Study 20(17)
Problems with Council Decision-Making
20(14)
Combining Conservation and Allocation
21(2)
Lack of Diverse Viewpoints
23(4)
Potential Conflicts of Interest
27(5)
Little Effective Federal Oversight
32(2)
Other Issues
34(3)
Public Participation
34(1)
Process and Resource Constraints
35(1)
Accountability
36(1)
Recommendations 37(7)
Separating Conservation and Allocation
37(2)
Broadening Council Representation
39(4)
Eliminating or Reducing Conflicts of Interest
43(1)
Conclusion: Implementing the Needed Changes 44(2)
Notes 46(2)
Selected Literature on the Councils 48(1)
Appendix: Summary of Survey Responses 49(2)
About the Authors 51

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