SLI-Report 2004:6

Effects of EU’s Agreements on Fishery in Developing Countries

Authors: Susanna Hughes 

Within the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), EU makes agreements about fishing relations to other countries outside the EU. A number of these agreements involves EU buying the rights to fish in the territorial waters of developing countries. This constitutes a large part of the CFP’s budget – fully 25 percent of the expenses are used for buying fishing rights, and EU fishermen catch approximately 20 percent of their total catches in developing countries. Questions in the analysis of this report include how these agreements affect the developing countries; to what extent the agreements improve the economic situation in these countries; if the agreements contribute to stock depletion; and whether the agreements are in line with EU’s policy for global development.


Susanna Hughes

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