Each of the manuals, guides, reports and infographics listed on this website are listed below for quick, individual download.  If you want the entire toolkit, you can download a zip file with all of the documents listed below.

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Catch share design manuals

Whether you’re a manager, a fisherman, practitioner or any other fishery stakeholder, our catch share design manuals and supplemental guides will help chart your path to a more sustainable and profitable fishery. Our publications highlight how good catch share design and accompanying tools can address existing challenges and maximize potential benefits. Most importantly, these tools are not prescriptive; rather they offer a series of questions whose answers help guide and inform the catch share design process.

Supplemental Guides

Catch Shares in Action reports

Explore the design possibilities of catch share programs by reading our Catch Shares in Action reports of diverse fisheries around the world that have tailored these programs to meet their unique needs. Each report highlights the key decisions made for each of the seven steps in designing the catch share, as well as the fishery's history and catch share performance.


As of 2013, about 200 catch share programs exist worldwide, managing more than 500 different species in 40 countries. Explore these infographics to learn more about where catch shares are helping fish stocks and fishermen.