Declining fish stocks and expanding fishing fleets have combined with growing competition from aquaculture to put increased pressure on the fishing sector to adjust the size and nature of its operations in many countries. In some fishing communities, almost sixty percent of jobs are linked to fishing and in many coastal areas there are few alternative employment opportunities for fishers. This conference proceedings analyses the social issues and policy challenges that arise from fisheries adjustment policies, and how OECD member countries are meeting those challenges.
Table of contents:
Expert Meeting on the Human Side of Fisheries Adjustment: Chair's Summary by Jane Willing PART I. SETTING THE SCENE Chapter 1. The Human Dimension of Fisheries Adjustment: Key Issues and Policy Challenges by Anthony Charles Chapter 2. The Decline of Fishing in Scotland and the Netherlands: The Real Costs by Nicki Holmyard PART II. HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE ADDRESSING LABOUR ADJUSTMENT: THE FISHING SECTOR Chapter 3. Restructuring and Adjustment in Canada's Fisheries Labour Market: The Learning Experience 1992-2003 by Gorazd Ruseski Chapter 4. Assessing the Social Impact of Fisheries Adjustment under the Magnuson-Stevenson Act by Rebecca Lent Chapter 5. Structural Adjustment in Australia's South East Trawl Fishery by Frank Meere Chapter 6. Implications of an Ageing Fisheries Labour Force in Japan by Nobuyuku Yagi PART III. ENSURING COHERENCE BETWEEN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL POLICIES Chapter 7. Matching Fisheries Policy and Social Policy in the French Fishing Sector by Thomas Binet Chapter 8. Always Too Many? The Human Side of Fishery Capacity Adjustment in Norway by Bjorn Hersoug Chapter 9. Linkage between Fisheries and the Aquaculture Sector in Mexico's Rural Development Strategy by Claudia Stella Beltran Turriago Annex: List of Participants