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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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Hooked on Handouts?

Subsidies can help the fishing industry to develop by financing management, research, technological improvements and other activities in the common interest. They can also cause damage by encouraging the building of too many boats or making it worthwhile to continue fishing even at the risk of damaging stocks. Subsidies also give an unfair advantage to fishers from nations that can afford them. Yet it is hard to obtain agreement on a more rational, sustainable approach to subsidies, and it is hard even to get countries to agree on what actually constitutes a subsidy.

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