Fisheries

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Climate change effects on fish stocks will have social and economic effects on fisheries and coastal communities. OECD advises fisheries policy makers on climate change adaptation strategies that take these social and economic consequences into account.
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Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. OECD advises governments on policies that enable the aquaculture sector to grow in a competitive and sustainable manner.
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Global markets for fish and fish products have changed considerably over the past few decades and continue to do so, with ever growing interactions across countries and continents. OECD advises fisheries policy makers on the benefits and challenges of globalisation.
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Almost 30% of global fish stocks are estimated to be overexploited or depleted.
(Source: Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forward, OECD, 2012)

Publications

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  The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers  Rebuilding Fisheries | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution Fisheries and Aquaculture Certification | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution The Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution Fisheries | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution
The OECD Handbook
for Fisheries Managers 

Rebuilding Fisheries:
The Way Forward

Fisheries and Aquaculture Certification The Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change Fisheries: While Stocks Last?
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Video

The Blue Economy

The oceans have long been the centre of economic activity. People have been living near the sea, feeding themselves by fishing and making their livelihoods on the coast for thousands of years.

Fisheries will be crucial in feeding a global population set to rise by 2 billion over the next 40 years. The challenge today is harnessing the potential of this Blue Economy.


See also:

Fisheries: preserving stocks, keeping jobs  (1:44)

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