Individual Transferable Quotas and Property Rights

  • R. O’Connor
  • B. McNamara

Abstract

For hundreds of years, there has been a public right to fishing in tidal waters. This was not always the case. According to Anthony Scott (1989), medieval kings and barons could grant fishery rights anywhere. However, if the fishing was too far offshore the right was difficult or impossible to enforce. As a result of this custom, many inshore and tidal fisheries existed, particularly in the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries, and the rights to them were being successfully enforced, just as in inland fisheries today.

Keywords

Income Marketing Assure Expense Fishing 

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  • R. O’Connor
  • B. McNamara

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