Working papers

  • 25-April-2012


    Fuel Tax Concessions in the Fisheries Sector

    Reform of support to fuel use in the fisheries sector has the potential to generate both environmental and economic benefits, says this report on fuel use, tax concessions, and related information for OECD countries and partners.

  • 18-April-2012


    The Economic Value of Rebuilding Fisheries

    Rebuilding a fishery from a collapsed state could see up to five-fold increases in its value, depending on its ecological, economic and regulatory characteristics. Appropriately-designed rights-based systems can better align individual fisher incentives to promote sustainable fisheries.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 1-December-2009


    Quota Allocation in International Fisheries

    The paper reviews the international legal framework governing international fisheries, the economic issues underlying allocations, and the current state of play in the allocation regimes in regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs).

  • 1-December-2008


    Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?

    Trade in fish does not lead to a decline in food security and availability of fish for the population of developing countries, according to this study of industrial and small-scale fisheries in the economy of Sub-Sahara Africa.

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  • 10-March-2008


    Major Challenges for Fishery Policy Reform: A Political Economy Perspective

    Fisheries governance may be improved by introducing strong property rights, devolving rights and responsibilities to user groups, and using cost recovery and sustainable financing mechanisms,according to the political economy perspective presented in this paper.