Published Monday, 30 September 2002

Subsidies to the European Union Fisheries Sector 

The EU fisheries sector continues to attract substantial amounts of direct and indirect subsidies from both EU and national sources to support and develop the sector. These subsidies are under increasing scrutiny for a number of reasons, including the inclusion of fishing subsidies on the WTO agenda and the issue of coherence with other EU policies, such as sustainability, development and environmental protection.