ID 61730
Submitting Entity WWF
Main Information
Title Fueling the Threat for Sustainable Fisheries in Europe
Description Study on fuel subsidies and their impacts on fisheries 
This report analyses fuel subsidies and the impact it has on fish stocks anad the fisheries sector in the EU.Fuel subsidies have increased the profitability of highly fuel-consuming fishing techniques. However, these fuel intensive techniques are having further impacts on biodiversity, the ecosystem structure and marine habitats. The impacts arise both directly through over-exploitation of stocks, physical damage to other aspects of the ecosystem, and indirectly through the increased carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-wwf-fuelfish-en.pdf
Additional Information
Ecosystems Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Regulations / Access Restrictions
Reform of Perverse Incentives
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Subsidy reform
Fishery policies
Fishery management
Environmental subsidies
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme