ID 61551
Submitting Entity OECD
Main Information
Title OECD 2006 Financial Support to Fisheries: Implications for Sustainable Development
Description The purpose of this 2006 report is to explore the range of economic, environmental and 
social effects of financial support to the fisheries sector in OECD countries. The analysis 
is undertaken within a sustainable development paradigm, emphasising the effects within, 
and the interactions between, the three pillars of sustainable development under various 
fisheries policy settings. This approach expands on the relatively narrow focus on the 
trade and environmental aspects of support programs that has characterised much of the 
debate to date and seeks to ensure that a more holistic perspective is taken on this 
important policy area. Given that OECD countries provide support to the sector to meet a 
range of economic, environmental and social objectives, such a holistic approach will 
provide greater insight into the efficacy of different types of support in meeting policy 
objectives, identify actual and potential areas of policy incoherence, and highlight any 
trade-offs that may need to be undertaken in addressing policy goals.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-fisheriessubsidies-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors OECD
Ecosystems Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Reform of Perverse Incentives
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Fisheries
Fishery management
Fishery policies
Fishery resources
Fishing rights
Fishing areas
Fishery production
Marine areas
Marine and coastal biodiversity
Marine ecosystems
Marine resources
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme