New Zealand


Fisheries Policy Reform

National Experiences

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. 

Published on February 11, 2011


Executive Summary
The political economy of fisheries reform
Introducing market-based reforms to manage overcapacity in Norway
Reforming Mexico's fisheries
Fisheries policy reform in Korea
Development of the individual transferable quota system in Iceland
Introducing market-based reforms to ensure sustainability in New Zealand fisheries
Insights for the process of policy reform in the fisheries sector
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