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.