Fisheries subsidies and potential catch loss in SIDS Exclusive Economic Zones : Food security implications. Sumaila, U.&nbsp;R., Dyck, A.&nbsp;J., & Cheung, W.&nbsp;W<nbsp>L .
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We aim to provide an understanding of the effects of providing subsidies to the fisheries in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), where fisheries are important to both the food security and livelihoods of the populations. More specifically, our objectives are to (i) present information on current and potential catch and compute the potential catch losses from the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of SIDS; (ii) analyze the food security implications of the estimated catch loss potential; (iii) present and analyze the amount and types of subsidies provided by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to their fishing sector separately and collectively; and (iv) analyze the effect of fisheries subsidies on overfishing in the EEZs of SIDS. We find that collectively, SIDS have currently overfished their waters to the extent that their current catch is just under 50% of the maximum catch potential. This catch loss results in a loss of opportunity in meeting the nutritional requirements of over 600 million people living within and outside of SIDS. Our results also demonstrate that capacity-enhancing subsidies contribute to overfishing while the effect of good subsidies is unclear and needs further analysis.
@unpublished{ Sumaila,
  author = {Ussif Rashid Sumaila and Andrew J. Dyck and William W L Cheung},
  title = {Fisheries subsidies and potential catch loss in SIDS Exclusive Economic Zones : Food security implications},
  abstract = {We aim to provide an understanding of the effects of providing subsidies to the fisheries in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), where fisheries are important to both the food security and livelihoods of the populations. More specifically, our objectives are to (i) present information on current and potential catch and compute the potential catch losses from the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of SIDS; (ii) analyze the food security implications of the estimated catch loss potential; (iii) present and analyze the amount and types of subsidies provided by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to their fishing sector separately and collectively; and (iv) analyze the effect of fisheries subsidies on overfishing in the EEZs of SIDS. We find that collectively, SIDS have currently overfished their waters to the extent that their current catch is just under 50% of the maximum catch potential. This catch loss results in a loss of opportunity in meeting the nutritional requirements of over 600 million people living within and outside of SIDS. Our results also demonstrate that capacity-enhancing subsidies contribute to overfishing while the effect of good subsidies is unclear and needs further analysis.},
  pages = {1--18},
  number = {iv}
}

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