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In 2013, fish products accounted for 26% of total exports and fishing and fish processing represented 9.4% of GDP. The fishing industry is also a major source of employment, accounting for 4.7% of the civilian labour force in 2013. Maintaining a healthy fishing sector is crucial to the overall economic success of the country.
Data on government support to agriculture in the OECD area and other major economies, measured by the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate.
Government support to agriculture in OECD countries fell to 19% of total farm receipts in 2011, a record low driven by developments in international commodity markets, rather than by explicit policy changes, according to the report Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012.
Fisheries reform is driven by economic forces, not environmental crisis. Policy makers must involve all stakeholders in supporting and sustaining reforms, as seen in these case studies of Iceland, Korea, Mexico, Norway and New Zealand.
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Country questionnaire for the OECD publication Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
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Framvinda umhverfismála í landbúnaði OECD landa eftir 1990 ÍSLAND
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Links to sites from Iceland on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Iceland and data on the environmental performance of Icelandic agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).
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Country inventory from Iceland on fisheries services submitted in 2007.
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Country inventory from Iceland as of 2005 of financial support in fisheries.