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Fisheries

While Stocks Last?

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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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Fishing: Difficult, Dangerous and Doomed?

We eat more fish than ever, and the use of oils and other fish products is growing, yet the most commercially important stocks are being fished at or near their ecologically sustainable limits and there are fears that the industry may collapse in some regions. Addressing the problems means tackling a number of interlinked economic, social, environmental and legal issues, and will require a far higher degree of co-operation and agreement than has been the case so far.

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