Transition to responsible fisheries : economic and policy implications

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  • If the fishing industry is to survive in the long term, more responsible practices and approaches need to be adopted. This involves not only the industry's own practices, but also public sector policies and in particular fisheries management approaches. This book identifies possible transition paths to responsible fisheries, assesses their consequences and provides policy recommendations on how to enhance prosperity in this sector. Analytical work by the OECD on fisheries is carried out by the Committee for Fisheries and covers a wide range of issues related to management, resource conservati


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-272).
  • English


  • ""Foreword""; ""Table of contents""; ""Preface""; ""Statement by the Committee for Fisheries""; ""I. Background""; ""II. The study by the OECD Committee for Fisheries""; ""III. Findings""; ""A. An evaluation of the costs and gains""; ""B. The impact of government financial transfers on resource sustainability""; ""C. The social implications of the transition""; ""D. The role of post-harvesting practices""; ""IV. Final observations and future work""; ""Notes""; ""Part 1. Fisheries labour and adjustment to responsible fisheries""; ""Executive Summary""; ""I. Introduction""
  • ""II. Social and labour implications of adjusting to responsible fishing""""A. Effects on levels of employment""; ""Figure 1. Stylised fishing-effort adjustement path""; ""Table 1. Summary of the effects on income and employment of different management instruments""; ""III. The OECD fisheries household and production unit: An overview of its socio-economic...""; ""A. An historical perspective on OECD fisheries employment""; ""Figure 2. Numbers employed in the marine fisheries of Japan, 1970-1996""
  • ""Figure 3. Numbers employed in the marine fisheries of Norway, Poland and Portugal, 1970-1996""""Figure 4. Numbers employed in the marine fisheries of Belgium and Iceland, 1970-1996""; ""B. Socio-economic characteristics of the fisheries sector in OECD Member countries""; ""Figure 5. EU coastal zones on employment in the fisheries sector, circa 1990""; ""Table 2. Marine fishers in selected OECD countries, by sex""; ""Figure 6. Age composition of commercial fishers in Germany as of 30.9.96""
  • ""Figure 7. Trends in participation in fisheries by males of different age classes in Japan, 1986-...""""Figure 8. Sources of income for fishery households in Korea in 1997""; ""C. Summary: a profile of at-risk fishery workers and fishers""; ""IV. Summaries of case studies of adjustment""; ""A. Introduction""; ""B. British Columbia, Canada (Pacific salmon)""; ""Table 3. Employment impacts of the 1996 salmon season and the of the PSRS in British Columbia""; ""C. Korea""; ""D. Spain""; ""E. United Kingdom""
  • ""Table 4. Changes in skipper's employment following decommissioning or sale of vessel""""F. United States of America""; ""G. Summary""; ""V. Managing the transition to responsible fisheries""; ""A. Facilitating the redeployment of workers""; ""Box 1. Job creation under the European Commissionâ€?s PESCA initiative""; ""B. Passive labour-market policies: providing income support and reducing financial losses""; ""Box 2. Privately funded fishery restructuring initiatives""; ""Figure 9. Sources of income among fishers and plant workers in Canada, by Province, in 1991""
  • ""C. The pace of adjustment""
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