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tradable quotas in the argentine fisheries system opportunities prospects and challenges

Tradable Quotas in the Argentine Fisheries System: Opportunities, Prospects and Challenges

Presentation by María Onestini

Centro de Estudios Ambientales

negative impacts on fisheries resources and socio economic structure
Negative Impacts on Fisheries Resources and Socio-economic Structure
  • Some verifiable impacts are:
  • Degradation of fisheries biomass and near collapse for some species
  • Variations in fishing effort
  • Ecological degradation
  • Increased costs for fisheries regulation and control; (cont’d)
negative impacts on resources and socio economic structure of fisheries sector
Negative Impacts on Resources and Socio-economic Structure of Fisheries Sector
  • Some verifiable impacts are:
  • Increased operation costs
  • Augmenting fiscal costs and subsidies
  • Corruption practices; and
  • Non diversification of catches
legal framework for individual transferable quotas in argentina

Legal Framework for Individual Transferable Quotas In Argentina

National fisheries law of 1997 establishes itqs

national fisheries law
National Fisheries Law

Law’s objectives are summarized in article 1 and can be divided into three categories

  • Environmental
  • Productive
  • Labor related
argentina s national fisheries law

Argentina’s National Fisheries Law

Previously listed objectives interlinked to itqs

quota management system

Quota Management System

Quotas regulate access

Quotas do not regulate ownership

capture quotas to be established by
Species,

Vessels,

Fishing zones, and

Type of vessel

All quotas are temporary

Restrictions so that no one company or holding should be granted the total TAC of any one species

Capture Quotas to Be Established By:
other criteria in the allocation of quotas
Employment of argentine nationals,

Investments in the country,

Previous fishing records, amounts captured as well as sanctions, (catch history)

Other Criteria in the Allocation of Quotas
transferability factors
Transferability Factors
  • Capture quotas would be totally or partially transferable through transference fees payments
  • Transference of quotas will not be allowed between different types of ships
quota design
Definition of rights,

Allocation of these rights,

Setting of a market for secondary trading of quotas,

Natural resource rent extraction,

Management cost recovery, as well as

Abatement of negative social impacts possible

Quota Design
issues and challenges in quota design
Issues and Challenges in Quota Design
  • Concentration of market
  • Resistance by industry and other actors
  • Social compensation measures
  • Monitoring capacity
quota system s negative impacts
Quota System’s Negative Impacts
  • Encouraging dumping by-catch or fish of poor quality or size/high grading;
  • Data fouling;
  • Quota busting and poaching
challenges
Challenges
  • If establishing quotas derives from different goals (social and economic development as well as environmental sustainable use)
    • Then challenge implies not only change in exploitation mode but also
    • In establishing ancillary policies
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