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Strange But True IV: NOAA proves govt CAN learn - and seeks to end tragedy of commons in fisheries by implementing "catch share" quasi-property rights! by TokyoTom

Fellow libertarians, O Cynical Ones, you might be surprised to note that, at least in some cases, it MAY be possible to educate thick-headed and corrupt government bureaucrats and political appointees about the reasons for policy failures, and the government...

Save wild fisheries - buy your certified sustainable salmon from Walmart! by TokyoTom

I've blogged before on the "tragedy of the commons"/bureaucratic mismanagement problems that underlie the crashing of the West Coast salmon fisheries and that imperil the giant Atlantic bluefin tuna ; a recent article by Fortune shows that...

Tragedy of the ocean commons: stocks of giant Atlantic bluefin tuna look ready to crash, like the once rich cod fishery by TokyoTom

Despite an 80% drop in populations of east Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna since the mid-1970s, and continued massive overfishing above agreed quotas, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), under pressure...