Jane Lubchenco, former NOAA Chief, Wins Environmental Prize for Policy on Catch Shares
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [VOA] by Steve Baragona - March 24, 2015
A supporter of a controversial way to prevent overfishing has won a major environmental prize.
Jane Lubchenco backed programs known as catch shares when she headed the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013.
Catch shares set a maximum amount of fish that can be caught in a region, then divide the allowed catch among fishermen.
These programs are credited with restoring several fish populations in the United States.
“From 2000 to 2013, we went from...
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