Better-Defined Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

This issue brief discusses key elements of marine environment adaptation policy, including rights, resources, and governance. The brief recommends establishing better-defined rights and responsibilities for commercial and recreational fisheries in order to create an adaptation portfolio for marine and coastal resources. In addition, the report suggests establishing a broader ocean governance framework that includes comprehensive planning, allocation of dominant use zones and user rights within zones, and ecological standards.

Publication Date: December 2009

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  • James N. Sanchirico

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  • Policy analysis/recommendations

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