Fisheries
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Fisheries

While Stocks Last?

The fish on your plate may have been caught by a high-tech trawler, trapped by a lone fisher, farmed along with tons of others, or even stolen by pirates. It may have been captured in the South Atlantic, landed in Europe, and processed in China. Globalisation, North-South relations, changing attitudes and lifestyles, and the way we manage natural resources all influence fisheries.

This book uses the expertise of the OECD to assess these issues, and describes the challenges facing those who work in the industry. Apart from the fishers themselves and their families, it also draws on the points of view of NGOs, government specialists, scientists and independent experts.

This book includes StatLinks, URLs under graphs and tables linking to Excel® spreadsheets showing the underlying data

"We at International Aquafeed would recommend this to anyone involved in marine fishing and even to those in aquaculture to and aqua policy development as a foundation document for future decision-making. Well done Patrick Love."
                                                                                   -The Aquaculturists Blog

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Publication Date :
28 July 2010
DOI :
10.1787/9789264079915-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
30–45
DOI :
10.1787/9789264079915-3-en

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Most of fish consumed in the world today isn’t caught by fishers, but comes from fish farms. That doesn’t mean that the fishing industry is disappearing. For a start, fish farms couldn’t exist without the feed supplied by the world’s fishing fleets, and for millions of people fish is a major source of protein. The amount of fish being caught is not declining either. Yet behind the global figures lies a complex set of trends. Catches are maintained by switching to new species as traditional ones become overfished. Modern boats need far fewer crew. And in many countries, sports fishing is more important economically than professional fishing.
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