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A quota (possibly a percentage) of a total allowable catch (TAC) assigned to an individual, a vessel or a company. If an individual quota is transferable, it is referred to as an Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ).

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank, 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, para. 8.292.

Cross References:
Individual transferable quota (ITQ)

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, July 6, 2005