Farquhar Beach, Clarendon, Jamaica

Resource System
Coastal marine ecosystem
Resource Units
Dermersal fish stocks

Farquhar beach is located in Clarendon, Jamaica. The resource appropriated from Farquhar Beach is demersal fish. Fishers use the “first in time, first in right” strategy for determining who has access to choice fishing spots within the grounds. All land and the beach area where fishing takes place is owned by a single owner and fishermen pay a fee for using the beach. The single landowner determines access to the resource by deciding who can live and fish at Farquhar Beach. This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. The original CPR report can be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.