Compendium of Seashells by R. Tucker Abbott, S. Peter Dance

By R. Tucker Abbott, S. Peter Dance

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Leasing) exist and this may facilitate the short term adjustment. 6. 3: if the representative curve of a given instrument is located in this area, the instrument is in principle able to facilitate and secure appropriate investment (by providing some levels of exclusivity, duration and quality of title). If in addition some degrees of long term transferability exist, then the instrument is expected to facilitate the long term adjustment of the fleet. 5: if the representative curve of a given instrument is located in this area, the instrument is able to facilitate the optimal use of existing fishing capacities albeit this may have to be complemented by high scores on transferability and divisibility as well.

Exclusivity also depends on the type of resource exploited. When the resource is relatively immobile, or when its location is predictable at a particular time, exclusivity is expected to be higher. Most examples of TURFs indeed concerns relatively sedentary species such as ocean quahog, oyster, scallops and abalone because exclusivity is easier to enforce. As it can be reasonable to assume that TURF are mainly used for this type of species, it is proposed to attribute the characteristic a high level (ranked 5 on the scale).

G. TURF, individual quotas of effort (ITE) and catches (ITQ) and limited transferable licences). It should however be noted that the expected characteristics of most market-like instruments are situation dependant. g. individual effort quota, whether transferable or not - IE, ITE; transferable licences), the outcomes of the management system depend on the size and structure of the industry. While in the examples documented in the Study the levels of most characteristics are relatively high, this may not be always the case.

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