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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Executive Summary

There has been a continued decline in OECD fisheries production and rebuilding stocks remains a key challenge for fisheries management Global marine capture production peaked in the 1996 and has been relatively flat or declining since that time. For OECD countries, the decline is more pronounced, with a reduction in landings of 39% since the peak in 1988. The share of OECD countries in the total world catch has decreased, from around 40% of total world catches in the late 1980s to 30% today.

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