11. A more patently economic crisis of the early 1980s led to a task force analysis of the Newfoundland fishery (Kirby Task Force 1982) which also emphasized the problem of "common property" as the major factor leading to the overdevelopment of harvesting capacity. Several commentators have emphasized the extent to which this perspective on the problem in Canada ignored information about community-based systems of informal and formal property rights and resource management, and obscured the structural differences between the inshore and offshore sectors of the fishery (e.g. Barrett and Davis 1984; Matthews 1993; McCay 1978). For example, in the Kirby report the poverty of Newfoundland inshore fishermen is traced to the open-access nature of the ground-fish fishery, ignoring issues such as differential access to resources and market power(Barrett and Davis 1984: 129).