A screenshot of the Longform App in a stylized iPhone

Our Free New App for iPhone and iPad

  • Every pick from Longform.org
  • Follow any publisher or writer
  • All articles available offline
Download on the App Store
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
Avatar_57x57

Sharecroppers of the Sea

Catch shares are touted by the government and environmental groups as the solution to overfishing. But for a new generation under the system, the economics consist mainly of "absentee landlords, brokers and bankers, [and] fish quota that costs more than your house."