Catch Together Module 7

Operations

As soon as your permit bank owns quota—or even before it makes its first purchase, if possible—it’s a good idea to think through the mechanics of quota leasing. You will no doubt make changes to your leasing policies and terms as the years go by, but you’ll want to set solid expectations from the get-go about the structure and goals of your leasing program.  

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Lesson 7.1

Distributing Quota

Time: 2 hours


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

CCFT Program

Video Class

This lesson will help you decide how you’ll distribute the organization’s quota to local fishermen.

Keep your organization’s mission (and, if applicable, exempt purpose) in mind when deciding who gets how much quota. Your mission should act as your compass in all major decisions, but especially in distributive ones, as it will ultimately help guide and defend your distribution decisions. 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Determine how a leasing program can achieve our mission.
  • Decide how lessees should be chosen from the pool of fishermen.
  • Determine if we’d like an application process and, if so, what should be included in the application.
 
 
 

Lesson 7.2

Setting Lease Rates & Other Lease Terms

Time: 2 hours


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

Leasing Checklist

Video Class

This lesson will help you decide how to set your lease rates and what other terms should be included in the lease.

If your mission, purpose, or goal is to keep your local fishing fleet in business, one question you might want to ask yourself (and, perhaps, your local fishermen) is how much they can afford to pay. 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Determine whether we’ll charge market rate or some other amount for our quota leases.
  • Create a list of other terms we’d like included in our lease.
 
 
 

Lesson 7.3

Enforcing the Lease

Time: 2.5 hours


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

CCFT Infractions Policy

Video Class

This lesson will help you decide what you’ll do if a fisherman fails to follow one of the provisions of the lease. 

Let’s say you get a phone call claiming that one of your fisherman lessees is violating one of the terms of your lease. (Or, if you decide to require written complaints, let’s say you get one in the mail.) Who decides what to do about that?

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Understand the pros and cons of having fishermen vs. staff vs. third parties as enforcement bodies.
  • Decide who should enforce our lease.
  • Draft a formal process for pursuing infractions.
 

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