Using Market Mechanisms to Manage Fisheries

Smoothing the Path

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In demystifying the concept of market-like instruments, this study explains how to make better use of market-like instruments in fisheries management by identifying practical steps that can be taken to further their use. The findings of the study are based on a survey of the use of market-like instruments in OECD fisheries in which the key characteristics of these instruments in different countries are identified. It finds that market-like instruments have generally improved the economic efficiency of the sector, and have helped to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks.

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The Management of the Spanish Fishing Fleet Operating in the Atlantic Community Waters The 300s Fleet

Today, a significant part of the Spanish fleet fishes in the Atlantic waters of the European Community. Even though only around 900 vessels (Spain has a total of around 15 000 vessels) operate in these waters, these vessels are responsible for an important part of the volume and value generated.


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