The Market Quota System (MQS) is a free market style public resource tool. It can be applied to any public resource, such as fisheries, forestry, minerals, and even such things as airport runway scheduling slots, or taxi licenses etc. Any time that a public resource is sought after by private interests, the Market Quota System should be used. This discussion of the Market Quota System is as it relates to fisheries management for this IIFET 2000 conference.
Scannell, S.J. Market Quota System: The Ultimate in Public Resource Management. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults: Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.