Overfishing in the Caribbean: Can global treaty talks make a difference?

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Overfishing in the Caribbean: Can global treaty talks make a difference?

Many governments around the world provide subsidies to their countries’ fishing fleets. These are usually promoted as efforts to help small-scale fishers, but often end up subsidizing over-fishing and even the plundering of other countries’ fish stocks.

Global treaty negotiations, due to be completed this year, are currently underway at the World Trade Organization. How are fisheries subsidies linked to overfishing in the Caribbean? What role do Caribbean countries play in these talks, and could there be potential policy reforms?

Please click on each speaker's name to download their presentation.

Speakers:

  • Rainer Froese - Senior Research and Fisheries Specialist, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany
  • Maren Headley - Programme Manager, Fisheries Management and Development, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat
  • Adrian LaRoda - Director, Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations

 

Moderator:

  • Indi Mclymont-Lafayette - Environmental Journalist and Communicator based in Jamaica

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