Privatising fishing rights: The way to a fisheries wonderland?

Appleby, T. (2013) Privatising fishing rights: The way to a fisheries wonderland? Public Law. pp. 481-497. ISSN 0033-3565 Available from:

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There has been a great deal of recent research proposing that that privatisation of sovereign fishing rights is a solution to overfishing. This paper examines the claims made by Costello et al. in the context of the UK fisheries and discovers a number of issues in the allocation of the UK's fishing rights to the private sector, these range from the potential de facto privatisation with no compensation to the public owner, to issues of legitimate expectation and human rights issues. The paper concludes that while privatisation may be appropriate there are a number of issues which need to be resolved to ensure a fair process of doing so.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fishing, law, marine, common property, privatisation, PFI, fishing rights
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:17827
Deposited By: Dr T. Appleby
Deposited On:12 Dec 2012 14:06
Last Modified:16 Nov 2016 02:07

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