The Equity of Distribution of Costs and Benefits in New England Anadromous Fish Programs
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
An examination of the costs and benefits of the Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program and their distribution leads to the conclusion that the current arrangement is neither equitable nor efficacious. It is proposed that it would be fairer and more effective for the government to assume responsibility for fish passages at existing dams, subject to PURPA. While this seems fairer, it may not be politically feasible.