In defiance of NGOs, EU backs fuel subsidies for its fleet at WTO talks
The negotiating team for the European Union at the ongoing World Trade Organization talks on harmful fishery subsidies is insisting that any deal allow for continued tax exemptions for fuel purchases.
Potentials of Blue Economy in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has immense potential to utilize the Blue Economy concept for the betterment of its economy. To attain the expected goal different stakeholders should work together. Some recommendations can be drawn below for the useful implementation of the Blue Economy concept in our country.
Can WTO stop fishing subsidies and protect our marine environment?
Every year, governments pay billions of dollars to their fishing industries to carry on fishing even though stocks are seriously depleted. The Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding a ministerial conference on July 15 to seek an agreement on banning harmful fisheries subsidies, a main factor in overfishing.
Supporting Marine Fishing Sustainably: A review of central and provincial government support for marine fisheries in Indonesia (IISD)
This report provides—for the first time—an open-access database of support measures for marine fisheries by the Indonesian central government and three provincial governments.
Adaptation Gap Report 2020
The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2020 finds that while nations have advanced in planning, huge gaps remain in finance for developing countries and bringing adaptation projects to the stage where
Shallow water shrimp fishery in Mozambique: who benefits from fiscal reform? (IIED)
In Mozambique, fisheries are important to the national economy and individual livelihoods. Shallow water shrimp fisheries (SWSF) provide an important source of income for many coastal communities. Yet the sustainability
COVID-19 pandemic: Towards a blue recovery in small island developing states (OECD)
This policy brief: (i) highlights the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across SIDS; (ii) provides an overview of the support delivered by development co-operation providers to face the crisis; and (iii) provides suggestions to ensure that international support can lead to a fast and sustainable recovery in SIDS: a ‘blue’ recovery.
WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: What’s the state of play? (IISD)
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are currently negotiating new multilateral disciplines to tackle the harmful fisheries subsidies that undermine marine resources, as well as the livelihoods and food
Reflections on the WTO Negotiations on Prohibiting IUU Fishing Subsidies (GSI)
This policy brief explores some of the legal questions that have emerged in the negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) about a new rule that would prohibit subsidies from