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OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2015

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The OECD Review of Fisheries provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2012-13. This year’s edition includes Argentina, the People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Latvia.

Part I overviews the activities in the sector and includes a chapter containing two-page snapshots outlining country summary statistics and key developments in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Additional country-level data and detail on institutional and policy backgrounds, based on contributions by participating countries and economies, are provided in the electronic version of this report.

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China

Fisheries output showed a slight increase both in capture fisheries and aquaculture in 2012, with aquaculture representing around 73% of the total volume. The growth rate of aquaculture in The People’s Republic of China (hereafter “China”) in 2012 was 6.4%, an impressive amount but still below world average of 7.5%. China remains the largest aquaculture producer in the world. The growth rate of capture fisheries by comparison was 2.5%.

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