Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries 2009

Policies and Summary Statistics

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This publication describes major developments affecting fisheries in OECD countries in 2005, 2006 and some recent events of 2007, including changes in national and international policies, trade, and fisheries and aquaculture production. This edition contains a special chapter on Climate Change, Adaptation and the Fisheries Sector: A Review of the Key Issues. 

COUNTRIES COVERED: Argentina, Chinese Taipei, Thailand (observers); Australia, Belgium Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France Germany, Greece, Icelend, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.




Over the past years few years, fish production has shown a steady decline. In the period 2000 to 2007, landings decreased by 40%. The persistency of productive decline is mainly related to the reduction of activity and capacity that affected most fleet segments. In 2007, total fish catch was 267 368 tonnes, a decrease of 6% compared to 2006. The value of landings amounted to EUR 1.3 billion. In comparison with 2006, the value of landings fell by 11%.


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