Agriculture and fisheries

OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2017

Published on December 05, 2017

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The OECD Review of Fisheries provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2015-16. This year’s  edition includes 35 countries and economies, comprising 28 OECD countries as well as a regional chapter covering developments in the European Union. Also participating in this edition are Argentina, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Indonesia, Lithuania, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand. Together, the participants in this Review represent nearly half of global fisheries production, and the majority of aquaculture production.

Chapters 1, 2 and 3, known as the “General Survey”, provide an overview of the activities in the sector and outline country summary statistics and key developments in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The Country Snapshots in Chapter 4 provide additional country level data and details on institutions and policies based on contributions by participating countries and economies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Production trends in fisheries and aquaculture
Policy developments in fisheries and aquaculture
The FSE database and indicators of policy support to fisheries
OECD and non-OECD economy snapshots
Country Notes36 chapters available
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Chile
People's Republic of China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
European Union
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Chinese Taipei
Thailand
Turkey
United States
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PRESS RELEASE

“Our work affirms the growing importance of aquaculture production, which already exceeds wild-caught fisheries when aquatic plants are included,” said Ken Ash, OECD Director for Trade and Agriculture. “Given the information collected in this report, we expect this trend to continue. However, almost 40% of assessed fish stocks failed to meet management objectives, and many more stocks are still unassessed. There is clearly much room for improvement, and we welcome the additional actions taken by governments to gain control of overfishing,” said Mr. Ash.

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