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dc.contributor.author Wiium, Vilhjalmur en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-07T15:08:45Z en
dc.date.available 2011-03-07T15:08:45Z en
dc.date.issued 1998-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Wiium, V. (1998). Subsidies in Irish fisheries: saving rural Ireland?. (Economics Working Paper no. 32): Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1685 en
dc.description.abstract Subsidies in the world's fishing industry have long been considered to have harmful effects on fish stocks. The fishing industry has suffered from overcapacity for many years, and subsidies encourage investment, leading to greater capacity and more pressure on fish stocks, many of which are already exploited close to extinction. However, this paper argues, that not all fishery subsidies have this effect on the fish resource. In Ireland, there is evidence suggesting that fishery subsidies are used increasingly for the purpose of employment creation in disadvantaged regions, through land-based investments, rather than to increase fishing capacity. Abolishing fishery subsidies in Ireland is, therefore, not likely to have huge effects on the fishing fleet, while the effects on rural communities could be grave. For politicians ever to consider the removal of subsidies, alternative policies must be developed to assist people that live in disadvantaged regions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics Working Papers;32 en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Fishery subsidies en
dc.subject Fishery management en
dc.subject Rural development en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title Subsidies in Irish fisheries: saving rural Ireland? ( en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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