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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 of Troubles

Fishing relies on the environment. A slight change in water temperature can mean scarcity or abundance. The food chain depends on countless interactions stretching from microscopic plankton to gigantic whales. The sea bed, coral reefs and numerous other habitats form part of the global ecosystem that sustains fish. This environment is under threat from climate change and pollution, but it’s also being threatened by fishing and aquaculture.

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