Monday, November 12, 2007

Blessings of the Commons

The Economist reports that Spanish fisherman want to establish a fishing reserve out of self interest:
One study of marine reserves in St Lucia and Florida showed that catches by adjacent fisheries increased by around 50%, and the biomass of five types of commercially exploited fish tripled in three years inside the reserves and doubled in adjacent fishing grounds. A more recent study in Sicily showed that a reserve multiplied the catch by a factor of 27 in only five years.

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