The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers

Principles and Practice for Policy Design

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The Fisheries Manager's Handbook is a compilation of OECD work designed to aid policy makers develop and implement good policies and management tools in fisheries.  Drawing upon years of OECD research, it demonstrates how an open policy design process with clear objectives, using market-based instruments and focussed on effective stock management can benefit all those involved in or concerned about the fisheries sector.  Of interest not only to policy makers, it will provides a useful guide to NGOs and other interested parties on the principles and processes of good policy design.

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Fisheries managers' response to private certification

This chapter focuses on the role of fisheries managers and other authorities with regard to private eco-labelling and looks at possible responses. NGOs can see food labels as an opportunity to promote their particular agendas, and may seek to influence their content. As certification and eco-labels become more prominent in the marketplace, determining the appropriate role of fisheries managers and public regulators becomes more challenging and strategic.

English Also available in: French

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