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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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Sea Changes

Despite the high-tech, globalised nature of much of modern fishing, it is still based on communities where tradition is important and fishing is a way of life as much as a job. Practically everybody in the community may be affected by a decline in fishing activity, whether they are directly involved in catching and processing fish or not. This makes change hard, especially if there are few other industries in the region. Yet the alternative can be much worse – the collapse of fishing and the decay of the communities it supported.

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