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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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Selling the Seven Seas

Many fishing activities are international by nature, with boats roaming far from home to hunt fish. However, the most globalised aspect of fisheries is what happens after the fish is caught. Global value chains mean that fish can be caught in an ocean in one part of the world, processed in a factory in a second and consumed in a home or restaurant in a third. Fishing is like other globalised industries in that it is bound by the rules of international trade. But it is unique in depending on a resource that the success of the industry is endangering.

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