Fisheries Policy Reform

National Experiences

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Much has been done over the years to improve fisheries management in OECD countries. Ongoing problems of over-fishing, overcapacity and the economic crisis intensify the need for reform. Although there is a general consensus on the importance of a successful fisheries management, the effort levels and effectiveness of policy reforms have differed among OECD countries. This study examines the factors that facilitate reform, as well as the difficulties countries face in the process of reform. It provides an overview of domestic reform experiences in Norway, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand and Korea. 


Fisheries policy reform in Korea

strengthening enforcement and raising fishers' awareness

The Government of Korea has been reforming its fisheries policies over the past decade to achieve sustainable fisheries. The reform has been driven by depletion of commercially important stocks and poor economic performances of Korea’s fishing industry due to a continuous decline of inshore and offshore fisheries catches since the mid-1980s and, at the same time, an increase of operation costs.


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