Much has been done over the years to improve fisheries management in OECD countries. Ongoing problems of over-fishing, overcapacity and the economic crisis intensify the need for reform. Although there is a general consensus on the importance of a successful fisheries management, the effort levels and effectiveness of policy reforms have differed among OECD countries. This study examines the factors that facilitate reform, as well as the difficulties countries face in the process of reform. It provides an overview of domestic reform experiences in Norway, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand and Korea.
Introduction Executive Summary Insights for the process of policy reform in the fisheries sector Foreword Bibliography Development of the individual transferable quota system in Iceland Introducing market-based reforms to ensure sustainability in New Zealand fisheries Fisheries policy reform in Korea Reforming Mexico's fisheries The political economy of fisheries reform Introducing market-based reforms to manage overcapacity in Norway.