Fisheries Subsidies and Their Implications, Case Studies of Fuel Subsidy Programs in Taiwan and Vietnam Public Deposited

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  • In recent years, WTO constantly focuses on fishery subsidy negotiations, and since the Non-actionable subsidies have been cancelled, fishery subsidies norm is still hard to reach a consensus. Although the WTO president drafted a list of prohibitive subsidies in 2008, they have been implementing widely in most countries, especially the vessel fuel subsidy programs. While Taiwan has implemented for a long time the vessel fuel subsidy program made the fishermen depend on it as an annual aid, Vietnam has shown several disadvantages in fishery management after the first application of fuel price supporting for its fishing fleet. This research studied fuel subsidies programs in two countries Taiwan and Vietnam, examined its impacts on management policy and adjustments to fisheries in conformity with the countermeasure. Currently, most countries treated the fuel subsidy as a negative policy. The 7th Meeting of Ministers just finished in Geneva in December 2009, most delegates claimed that Doha round negotiation should be finished in the year 2010. With this, phasing out or reducing the fuel subsidy may be implemented in 2013. In order to release the pressure on fishermen's livelihood and apply adjustments earlier, the government can encourage the retirement on aged vessel, and reward suspension of fishing activities, energy-conservation, safe and small-scale fishery. In addition, government can also consider a more elastic category of fishing activities, or discourage the subsidy on production support or the structural safety net by supporting the fishermen income. Finally, in order to provide more rooms for negotiating in WTO, it is necessary to continue data collection on other countries fishery subsidies policy and adjust the timing and contents publicized.
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  • Thanh, Thi Duy Pham, Yao-Jen Hsiao and Ching-Ta Chuang. 2010. Fisheries Subsidies and Their Implications, Case Studies of Fuel Subsidy Programs in Taiwan and Vietnam. 9 pages. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
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