Friday, January 13, 2012

Fisheries management

'..........we should note that government must manage fisheries because of what the late ecologist Garrett Hardin coined the “tragedy of the commons.” When a resource is subject to unregulated access, people tend to overexploit it, without regard for its sustainability, as individuals who might otherwise seek to conserve or invest in the resource are placed at a competitive disadvantage by others without the foresight to manage it for the long term.'

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