Presented here are results of the Measuring the Effects of Catch Shares project for the Northeast Multispecies Sector Program, a catch share program implemented in 2010 in the Northeast groundfish fishery.
The results are intended to help answer key questions about the effects of the catch share program on fish stocks, fishermen, local communities, and fishing-related businesses. The results can be accessed in two ways: by key question (above) or by indicator (below).
The results show emerging changes and trends during the catch share program compared to a baseline period before the catch share program. We also report on changes in catch share program design and annual catch limits (ACLs). We update the results on a rolling basis as new data become available.
We will release a final report in 2017 with results for the first 5 years of the Sector Program.
History of the Fishery:
RESULTS BY INDICATOR
Updated: May 1, 2015