Fishermen earn their living by competing with every other fisherman on the ocean for the most fish. The result has been overfishing, collapsed fisheries, and life threatening work conditions. Boat Captain Mark Lundsten describes his own experience on the Bering Sea. Today many fisheries have adopted “Catch Shares,” a program that gives fishermen ownership in the resource. With individual, guaranteed, tradeable quotas, they have become better stewards of the fishery and learned to manage their shares for a productive and sustainable future. Once a skeptic, Mark became an advocate of catch shares and explains how they changed his life as a fisherman.
A PERC PRODUCTION
PROPERTY AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A
Director of Photography
Featuring (by order of appearance)
“Gravina, Of Queen Anne Charters” Produced by FILDAGO FILMS, Executive Producer, Mark Lundsten. Bristish Columbia, Alaska, 2007.
“The Night of the Guano” Produced by QUEEN ANNE FISHERIES and MASONIC OFFSHORE STUDIOS, Mark Lundsten, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, 1997.
“Catch Shares Fish Pie” courtesy of EDF The Environmental Defense Fund
“Catch Shares in the World” Map courtesy of EDF The Environmental Defense Fund
“Catch Shares Country list” courtesy of EDF The Environmental Defense Fund
“Catch Shares in the U.S.” courtesy of NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“Science Fiction” from the Hollywood Soundtracks Volume 1 of Partners In Rhyme
“Compete for Glory” from the Motivation Collection of Partners In Rhyme
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Lincoln and Bozeman, Montana
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