Agriculture and fisheries

Reducing Fishing Capacity

Best Practices for Decommissioning Schemes

Published on January 22, 2009

Also available in: French

Too many fishing vessels chasing too few fish is a persistent problem in many countries. To address this, governments often turn to vessel decommissioning schemes as a means of adjusting fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents a set of best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of decommissioning schemes. By drawing on case studies of decommissioning schemes from OECD and non-OECD countries, it provides policy makers and fisheries managers with detailed analysis of the economic issues surrounding decommissioning schemes.


Economic Issues in Decommissioning Programmes
Selected Case Studies of Decommissioning Schemes
Political Economy Aspects of Decommissioning Schemes
Principles and Guidelines for Decommissioning Schemes
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