OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 to be released on 5 December


30/11/2017 - Governments worldwide are advancing reforms in their fisheries management systems to improve the profitability and sustainability of their fisheries while working actively to promote the development of aquaculture, which is seen as the future of fish production, according to a forthcoming report from the OECD. 


OECD Review of Fisheries 2017, to be released on 5 December, provides the latest on developments in fishing and aquaculture policies and activities for 35 countries and economies worldwide, which together account for almost half of global fisheries production and for the majority of aquaculture production. The report covers 28 OECD member countries, as well as Argentina, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Indonesia, Lithuania, Chinese Taipei and Thailand, over the 2015-16 period.


The Review also includes a completely revised and expanded presentation of the OECD Fisheries Support Estimate (FSE) database – the only comprehensive inventory of government policies and budgetary measures supporting fishers and the fishing sector worldwide.


The OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 will be available online from 00:01 Paris time on Tuesday 5 December. Publication in Tuesday morning print editions is authorised.


To request an advance copy of OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 journalists should contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+ 33 1 4524 9700). In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures.


Further information about OECD work on fisheries is available at:


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 


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