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.



United Kingdom

In 2005, UK Fisheries Administrations initiated the Quota Management Change Programme. The aim of the programme is to deliver the benefits of individual quota holdings and transferability, in particular increased certainty about individual fishing rights and improved transparency in quota trading. It is due to report after three years.

In September 2005, UK Fishery Departments introduced a scheme of registration for buyers and sellers of first sale fish and designation of fish auction sites. Cross checking these sales notes with landings data will improve the monitoring and control of landings of fish taken from European Community and other waters, and ensure that such landings are properly recorded and capable of verification. The measures will also satisfy consumers and those involved in secondary processing or distribution of fish regarding the provenance of fish and that it has been legitimately caught.


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