The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers

Principles and Practice for Policy Design

Published on October 08, 2013

Also available in: French

The Fisheries Manager's Handbook is a compilation of OECD work designed to aid policy makers develop and implement good policies and management tools in fisheries.  Drawing upon years of OECD research, it demonstrates how an open policy design process with clear objectives, using market-based instruments and focussed on effective stock management can benefit all those involved in or concerned about the fisheries sector.  Of interest not only to policy makers, it will provides a useful guide to NGOs and other interested parties on the principles and processes of good policy design.


Executive summary
Introduction to fisheries management
The economics of fisheries management
Dealing with capacity issues in fisheries
Market mechanisms to manage fisheries
Rebuilding fisheries
The human dimension of fisheries reform
Policy coherence for development
Fisheries managers' response to private certification
Fish Handbook glossary
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