This Review contains a General Survey of Policy Developments based on material submitted by OECD member countries, information gathered on observer and enhanced engagement countries, and an overview of recent activities of the Committee of Fisheries. It also includes a special chapter which is the Chairs' Report from the Round Table on Eco-labelling and Certification in the Fisheries Sector. Finally, it contains Country Notes on the state of fisheries in OECD and observer countries.
- 22 June 2012
In 2009, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry implemented some 20 Adjustment Plans of Fishing Effort in order to achieve a sustainable balance between capacity and resources. The Plans were implemented within the framework of the Fisheries Operational Programme and have been defined by fleet segment and geographical sub-area. The final objective is to reduce the fleet by about 25 000 gross registered tonnes (GRT). For trawlers, an average decommissioning rate of 12.5% in GRT is planned, for demersal fisheries 5%, and 2.1% for pelagic trawling and seine fishing. The Bluefin tuna purse seine fishery will be reduced by 75% in terms of GRT by 2011.