Bonsai #9: Irrational Commoditization – One Species at a Time

No. 9 in a Series by: Stephen Taufen, Groundswell Fisheries Movement
Shortened version (2009) — The Fishermen’s News – November 2002 Edition


This 2002 Bonsai piece anticipated the Crab Rationalization (privatization) regime being considered by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and outlines how it is a form of Asset Commoditization (commodification), resembles similar resource economies in Hawaii and the Banana Republics, the enactment of Debt Peonage for USA fishermen and related thoughts…

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