Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. The economic, environmental and social implications of this were discussed by policy makers and experts at this 2010 conference.
Our changing lifestyles and habits have influenced the fishing industry, as have globalisation and how we manage our natural resources. Learn about the history and development of fisheries, plus the issues facing the sector today, in this basic guide in the OECD Insights series.
Analysis and statistics for issues affecting fisheries in OECD countries in 2005, 2006 and some recent events of 2007, including changes in national and international policies, trade, climate change, and fisheries and aquaculture production.
Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is designed to identify fishery rebuilding and harvest strategies that are robust to uncertainty and natural variation, and that balance biological and socioeconomic objectives.
Presentations and information from a workshop on how OECD member countries can develop fisheries strategies to adapt to climate change, Busan, Korea, 10-11 June 2010
Global markets for fish and fish products have changed considerably over the past few decades and continue to do so. Countries must work harder on fisheries and aquaculture management to remain sustainable, says this overview of globalisation in fisheries and aquaculture.
Proceedings of an OECD workshop in May 2009, an overview of the major economic and institutional issues associated with rebuilding fisheries, including examples of national and international initiatives.
Presentations and information from a 2010 OECD workshop on policy challenges that governments face in aquaculture development, including economic, environmental and social aspects.
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Information Note for Venue Busan Korea 10-11 June 2010
Chile's fisheries and aquaculture sector has faced issues such as over-investment, declines in catch levels, stakeholder disputes, fleet downsizing and aquaculture diseases. This report shows how the sector in Chile evolved and met these challenges.