Reducing fishing capacity
In addition to asking governments to reduce their fleet sizes, we are also pushing both governments and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to excess fishing capacity.
We are recommending that the money instead be redirected to fleet capacity reduction, fish stock recovery plans, fish stock assessments, and where necessary the training of fishers for alternative employment.
What's the problem?
Put simply, there are too many boats catching too few fish.
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