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Persistent Subsidies in Fishing: How Will a Fuel Price Increase Affect Fleet Behaviour and Performance?

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dc.creator Isaksen, John R.
dc.creator Hermansen, Øystein
dc.creator Flaaten, Ola
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-09T01:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-09T01:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Isaksen, J.R., Ø. Hermansen & O. Flaaten. Persistent Subsidies in Fishing: How Will a Fuel Price Increase Affect Fleet Behaviour and Performance?. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35030
dc.description Funding by the EU 7th framework programme (ACCESS project - grant agreement no. 265863) are greatly acknowledged. Also, authors want to thank the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs and the Guaranty Fund for Fishermen for helpful discussions and data. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the persistency of one of today’s major subsidy schemes in Norwegian fisheries: exemption from fuel taxes in the fishing fleet. The reimbursement scheme stems from the late 1980s, and has been persistent since, under different governments. Here we provide the background for this support and discuss it’s persistency against theoretical predictions on subsidies' effect on fishing behaviour. Also, we compare the Norwegian scheme against similar arrangements in neighbouring countries, in a comparable fashion. The Norwegian fishing fleet is heterogeneous with respect to oil consumption in transport and fishing operations. Hence, the effect of the fuel subsidies is different along different fleet components. The analysis compares the impact of an annulment of this scheme on two fleet groups, based on a sensitivity analysis. Finally we discuss the implications of abolishing this subsidy for the fishing fleet in general, different vessel groups and potential policy implications in the wake of such environmentally friendly action. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AQUAFISH, USAID, NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, Norad, The World Bank, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, NAAFE, World Wildlife Fund, United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, ICEIDA, JICA, JIFRS, The European Association of Fisheries Economists, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade en_US
dc.subject Fisheries Economics en_US
dc.subject Fishing Sector Behavior and Activities en_US
dc.subject Fuel Subsidies en_US
dc.subject Governance: Management of Fishing Activity - Part II en_US
dc.title Persistent Subsidies in Fishing: How Will a Fuel Price Increase Affect Fleet Behaviour and Performance? en_US
dc.type Research Paper en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_US
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