Raising Vinegar Eels For the AquariumTraditionally quota was allotted to owner operators. Now, ownership has consolidated and UK fishing agencies increasingly hire skippers and crew who haven’t any stake in the vessel or the quota, casting doubt on the claim that assets rights encourage stewardship van Putten et al. , 2014. The examples above show both how complicated the ownership and use of quota in the UK has become and the way challenging and laborious it can be for governments in a transferable quota system to maintain track of where exactly quota holdings are, and who is controlling them. The month-to-month vessel lists that DEFRA publishes do record one of the vital vessels in PO membership, but do not identify their owners, the optimal controlling events or the persons with giant management. From a legal attitude, regulators should require the POs to deliver that vital guidance, as it is the owner not the vessel it is the PO member.