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  • 28-February-2011


    Fisheries Policy Reform: National Experiences

    Fisheries reform is driven by economic forces, not environmental crisis. Policy makers must involve all stakeholders in supporting and sustaining reforms, as seen in these case studies of Iceland, Korea, Mexico, Norway and New Zealand.

  • 3-February-2011


    The Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change

    Climate change will affect fisheries, fish stocks and coastal communities. Fisheries policymakers must strengthen global governance, use a rights-based management system, protect ecosystems, end environmentally harmful subsidies and focus on demand for sustainably caught seafood.

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  • 31-January-2011


    Practical Considerations in Using Bioeconomic Modelling for Rebuilding Fisheries

    Many fish stocks need rebuilding, but economic and social factors are also important for sustainable fisheries. This paper discusses the important distinction between rebuilding stocks and rebuilding fisheries, and the use of bioeconomic modelling for developing rebuilding strategies.

  • 17-January-2011


    Decision-Making and Action Taking: Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate

    What should policy makers do to address climate change? This working paper looks at approaches to managing fisheries, so that the sector can adapt to changing conditions.

  • 13-September-2010


    Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda: Workshop Proceedings

    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.

  • 1-September-2010


    Fisheries: While Stocks Last?

    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.

  • 4-August-2010


    Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries 2009 : Policies and Summary Statistics

    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.

  • 18-June-2010


    Management Strategy Evaluation and Management Procedures: Tools for Rebuilding and Sustaining Fisheries

    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.

  • 11-June-2010


    Workshop on the Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change

    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

  • 3-May-2010


    Globalisation in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Opportunities and Challenges

    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.

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