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Report of the Ad Hoc Meeting of Intergovernmental Organizations on Work Programmes Related to Subsidies in Fisheries (Rome, 21-22 May 2001)










FAO. Report of the Ad Hoc Meeting of Intergovernmental Organizations on Work Programmes Related to Subsidies in Fisheries. Rome, 21-22 May 2001. FAO Fisheries Report. No. 649. Rome, FAO. 2001. 14 p.


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    The Third Ad Hoc Meeting of Intergovernmental Organizations on Work Programmes Related to Subsidies in Fisheries took place at FAO headquarters from 23 to 25 July 2003. Representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, the Association of Southeast-Asian Nations, the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, the United Na tions Environment Programme, the World Trade Organization and three invited experts attended the meeting. The agenda contained two main items: (i) presentation and discussion of current work programmes on subsidies in fisheries and (ii) presentation and discussion of methodologies used by participating organizations to establish the effects and impacts of subsidies. Under this point, FAO presented its work programme related to fisheries subsidies. There was a general agreement that the proposed work constituted a very important first step in the analysis of historical impacts of fisheries subsidies in individual fisheries.
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    Report of the Technical Consultation on the Use of Subsidies in the Fisheries Sector. Rome, 30 June - 2 July 2004 2004
    The Technical Consultation on the Use of Subsidies in the Fisheries Sector was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy, from 30 June to 2 July 2004. The Technical Consultation worked under the terms agreed by the twenty-fifth session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), which established that attention should be given to a practical mandate to consider the effect of subsidies on fisheries resources, such as effects on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overcapacity, taking into account the impact of subsidies on sustainable development, trade in fish and fishery product, food security, social security and poverty alleviation, especially in the context of recognizing the special needs of developing countries and small island developing States as recognized in international instruments. The Consultation agreed that FAO should prioritize its programme of work with some activities to be carried out in the short term and others in the long term. In the short term, FAO should broadly examine the relationship between subsidies and overcapacity and IUU fishing. The examination should also, as part of the short-term work programme, consider the situation in developed and developing countries, high seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and the artisanal and industrial sectors. In addition, FAO should examine the role and impact of subsidies in fisheries development, particularly in the artisanal sector and with respect to food security and livelihoods and cons ider the effects and role of other economic instruments. The long-term work was identified as evaluating the impact of fisheries subsidies on the various fisheries management regimes. In this regard, the Consultation agreed that, as a continuing part of its mandate, FAO should work on developing related indicators and operational guidelines, and capacity building activities in developing countries. A detailed outline of the short-term and long-term work programmes should be presented to the twen ty-sixth session of COFI for discussion and decision.
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    Introducing fisheries subsidies 2003
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    The first chapter explains why fishery subsidies are of concern, discusses alternative concepts of subsidies, explains why subsidies are implemented, and briefly considers the difficulties caused by the existence of subsidies. Chapter 2 sharpens the focus on fishery subsidies, discussing: first, the various types of subsidies that have been used, or are currently used, which affect fisheries; second, a selective history of fishery subsidies that have been implemented in a number of countries, mostly in the western hemisphere; third, a brief history of fishery management and overfishing; fourth, the concern with, and analysis of, fishery subsidies, both by national and intergovernmental agencies, that followed the publication of the FAO document Marine Fisheries and the Law of the Sea: A Decade of Change in 1992; fifth, problems encountered in the measurement of fishery subsidies; and sixth, the discussions of overfishing and fishery subsidies that have taken place in international fo ra from the Cancun International Conference on Responsible Fishing in May 1992 to the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2002. The third chapter considers current discussions of how the international community might be able to impose sufficient discipline to bring under control the subsidies that stimulate overfishing. The annex is a more technical discussion of the linkage between fishery subsidies and their effects on sustainability and trade.

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