Fisheries Subsidies under International Law

  • Chen-Ju Chen

Part of the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs book series (HAMBURG, volume 20)

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Introduction

Subsidies to fisheries have been in existence for centuries. However, these remained outside the spotlight of the international community until the turn of this century when the negative effects that fisheries subsidies have on international trade, the environment and sustainable development became increasingly clear. As a result the Doha Round Negotiations set the parameters for an effective fisheries subsidies regime. WTO Members thus embarked in intensive negotiations with the collaboration of various international organizations. These negotiations culminated with publication of the legal text of the Chairman of the Negotiating Group on Rules in 2007 which reflects to a large extent the mandates of the Ministerial Conferences and reconciles the diverse interests of the negotiators. The EU as a major WTO Member and with its own Common Fisheries Policy which has been in effect for a number of years can serve as the basis for comparison and improvement of the proposed regulations.

Keywords

Doha Declaration Fisheries Fisheries Conservation Fisheries Management Fisheries Subsidies SCM Agreement WTO World Trade Organisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Chen-Ju Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.KaohsiungTaiwan R.O.C.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15693-9
  • Copyright Information Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15692-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15693-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-2462
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-9587
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