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Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries 2008: Policies and Summary Statistics

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This publication describes major developments affecting fisheries in OECD countries in 2004, 2005 and 2006, including changes in national and international policies, trade, and fisheries and aquaculture production. This edition contains a special chapter on Foreign Direct Investment in OECD fisheries.

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Belgium

In 2004, the total catch by Belgian vessels remained stable compared to 2003 at 23 682 mt (+0.2%). In 2005, the total amount of fish caught by Belgian vessels decreased by 9% to 21 545 mt. The total value of the catches in both Belgian and foreign ports amounted to EUR 86.1 million for 2004 (–5%) and EUR 86.3 million for 2005 (+0.2%).

The number of fishing vessels in Belgium has steadily declined since the 1950s, from around 450 to 121 in 2005 with total power of 65 643 kw and gross tonnage of 22 686 GT. In order to reduce its fleet capacity and adapt to the EU plan for adjusting fishing capacity, the Flemish governement decided to decommission 10 more vessels in 2006.

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