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'Catch Shares' Aim for Sustainable Fishing

More than a quarter of the world’s fisheries are overfished, according to the United Nations. Many communities worldwide that depend on the ocean for their livelihoods are struggling to manage the resource. A growing number are adopting programs called “catch shares,” which aim to make fishing more sustainable. Under previous rules, for instance, officials used to decide how many striped bass could be caught each year in the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary lying inland from the Atlantic...

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