Globalisation in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Opportunities and Challenges

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This overview of global markets for fish and fish products finds that they have changed considerably over the past few decades and continue to do so, with ever growing interactions across countries and continents. Change has brought substantial benefits to the world economy and a number of policy challenges for governments. To meet these challenges, without compromising the advantages of increasing market interactions, countries must develop and implement fisheries management frameworks and aquaculture strategies that accommodate globalisation without undermining resource sustainability.



Addressing the Policy Challenges

As demonstrated in this study it is the closer economic integration of fisheries production chains and markets that has characterised the developments in the fisheries sector over recent decades. The major differences between the last decades and previous “rounds of globalisation” relate to the speed of change as facilitated by more fluid capital markets, access to information and other technologies, better and faster modes of transport, and the increasing interdependence between developed and developing markets, and the need for co-operative management arrangements.


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