Fishing for Coherence

Proceedings of the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries

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Some 500 million USD are spent annually on fisheries development projects. But fisheries access agreements and trade policies are sometimes applied in ways that dampen developing countries' ability to benefit fully from their rich marine resources. Also, many development projects do not pay sufficient regard to the sustainability issues that are a key for the future of the fishing sector.  This publication, a compilation of papers from the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries, addresses these issues.



Discussant's Note on the Role of Trade Policies

Tariffs, Subsidies and Non-Tariff Barriers, and Standards to Benefit Developing and Developed Countries' Consumers

The papers clearly demonstrate the presence of high and peak tariffs and tariff escalation that discourage the adding of value locally to fish products in developing countries. This is not only the case in North South trade but also in South South trade thereby also discouraging regional trade among developing countries.


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