Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


This analysis of the U.S.-Canadian East Coast Fisheries Resource Agreement was initiated at the request of a group of fishing industry representatives concerned about some of the terms enumerated in this document. The purpose behind this research project was threefold. First, to determine if this Agreement was consistent with the intent of the FCMA. Second, to determine the economic impact of this Treaty upon the New England fishing industry. The third purpose, which is not in the scope of this paper, was to aid in determining what the response of the user groups should be.