Subsidies to Fisheries in Regional Seas

U. R. Sumaila, A. S. Khan, A. J. Dyck, R. Watson, G. Munro, P. H. Tyedmers, D. Pauly, (2011). “Subsidies to Fisheries in Regional Seas,” Fisheries Centre Research Report No. 19 (UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

A summary is given of the approach that was used to compile a global database of government subsidies to fisheries. The estimates obtained were reasonable, as evidenced by their acceptance by the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. However, mapping these subsidies by Regional Sea is questionable, due to their large size, which results in subsidy intensities from socioeconomically disparate countries being pooled.