Many governments around the world provide subsidies to their countries’ fishing fleets. In India, these subsidies disproportionately support well-connected firms and large trawling boats, missing the small-scale fishers they were designed to help.
The World Trade Organization is currently undergoing treaty talks on the potential for subsidy reform, which are due to be completed this year. What are the prospects and problems for marine subsidies in India? And how can journalists report on them effectively?
- Rashid Sumaila - Professor and Canada Research Chair, Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics, The University of British Columbia (Download the presentation)
- R. C. Bhatta - Marine Resources Economist, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru (Download the presentation)
- K. Sunil Mohamed - Principal Scientist and Head of Molluscan Fisheries & Mariculture Divison, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi (Download the presentation)
- Shailendra Yashwant - independent documentary photographer and environmental journalist in India