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Fishing fleet & capacity

Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

The programme of work of the OECD fisheries committee for 2009-2011 includes an ongoing project concerning the economics of rebuilding fisheries. The focus of the OECD study is on the economic and institutional aspects of rebuilding fish stocks. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

The Commission Green Paper on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy gives a holistic and sincere assessment of the current challenges facing the European fisheries sector. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

The Participation Act of 1999 regulates who can fish for a living. A vessel may not be used for commercial fishing unless a commercial licence has been issued. Only Norwegian citizens and active fishermen can be issued a commercial licence. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

A fish stock is not an inexhaustible resource, and limited entry into commercial fishing is necessary in order to adjust the fleet capacity to the resource base in order to ensure profitable and sustainable fisheries. Read more