Let us consider two examples in which fund voting could be used to resolve disputes over the use of natural resources. The first concerns the priority ranking of power development projects. The resources, consisting of hydroelectric and geothermal energy, have potential uses other than as sources of energy: rivers and geothermal fields and their immediate area can be used for angling and as tourist attractions. Some people may insist on protection of these areas. These conflicting viewpoints and interests could be assessed by fund voting. The second example is the control of commercial fishing. Marine resources have been regarded as common property. Many factors must be considered when seeking to influence the productivity of individual marine species and of the ocean as a whole; a wide variety of opinion exists concerning the methods and there are many conflicts of interest.