Global Fisheries Subsidies

09-10-2013

The aim of this briefing note is to provide an analysis of the current state of fisheries subsidies worldwide. We review previous investigations and discussion of subsidies issues, including the debates at the World Trade Organization, give a brief overview of the impact of subsidies on key economic, social and environmental aspects of the fisheries sector, and discuss the updated estimates of global fisheries subsidies presented here. We present the various types of subsidies proposed in the literature, and how they are likely to affect our ability to manage fisheries sustainability through time.

The aim of this briefing note is to provide an analysis of the current state of fisheries subsidies worldwide. We review previous investigations and discussion of subsidies issues, including the debates at the World Trade Organization, give a brief overview of the impact of subsidies on key economic, social and environmental aspects of the fisheries sector, and discuss the updated estimates of global fisheries subsidies presented here. We present the various types of subsidies proposed in the literature, and how they are likely to affect our ability to manage fisheries sustainability through time.

Externe Autor

U. Rashid SUMAILA, Vicky LAM, Frédéric LE MANACH, Wilf SWARTZ and Daniel PAULY (Fisheries Economics Research Unit & Sea Around Us project, UBC Fisheries Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada)