The Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries

Workshop Proceedings

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Rebuilding fisheries is a key challenge for many countries as some stocks are in a poor state while others are depleted.  In May 2009, economists, biologists, fisheries managers and policy makers participated in an OECD Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries. The workshop was designed to identify and analyse economic uncertainties, policy issues, biological conditions and information constraints, and to review the role of key players in program delivery. This conference proceedings presents an overview of the major economic and institutional issues associated with rebuilding fisheries and provides examples of national and international initiatives.



Rebuilding fisheries: Challenges for fisheries managers

To set the stage for the workshop, this chapter provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities related to economic and policy issues for managing domestic and international fisheries, rebuilding depressed stocks, and achieving sustainability. The nature and characteristics of domestic and international fisheries are reviewed, with emphasis on the scientific, social, economic, and policy issues associated with managing and effecting needed management approaches and policy changes to achieve sustainability.


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