Artisanal fisheries are being hit by subsidised, foreign vessels. Credit: Christopher Pala/IPS
Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing
By Christopher Pala
WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (IPS) Calls are mounting for the world's big fishing powers to stop subsidising international fleets that use destructive methods like bottom trawling in foreign coastal waters, drastically reducing the catch of local artisanal fishers who use nets and fishing lines.