Fisheries subsidies are a big obstacle to the economic viability of SSF
April 1, 2016
Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, UBC, Canada
Anna Schuhbauer, PhD candidate, UBC, Canada
Rashid Sumaila and Anna Schuhbauer, coordinators of the ‘Economic viability’ research cluster present preliminary results of their analysis of the proportion of fisheries subsidies provided by governments around the world that go to small-scale fisheries as opposed to large-scale fisheries. Their research shows there is a serious bias against SSF, impacting their economic viability in a big way.