ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Icelandic Fisheries Governance

Today Icelandic fisheries are the most productive in the world. The country's historic efforts at gaining sovereignty over its fishery resources and the governance structures it has instituted highlights the need to move from an open access regime, with possession rights only, to a regime of explicitly recognised property rights. Recent attempts at conservation of fishery resources through privatisation has led to dominance of foreign firms threatening the country's fishery sovereignty.

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