FAO Fisheries Report No. 732

FAO Fisheries Report No. 732, Supplement

FIPD/R732, Suppl. (En)
ISSN 0429-9337

Papers presented at the
Rome, 13-15 October 2003

Stephen Cunningham
Institut du développement durable et des ressources aquatiques
Montpellier, France and

Tim Bostock
Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research
FAO Fisheries Department

Rome, 2004

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Cunningham, S.; Bostock, T. (eds./comps.)
Papers presented at the Workshop and Exchange of Views on Fiscal Reforms for Fisheries - to Promote Growth, Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Management. Rome, 13-15 October 2003.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 732, Suppl. Rome, FAO. 2004. 110p.


The Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research (SIFAR) conceived and organized an international workshop on fiscal reform for fisheries, which was hosted by FAO from 13 to 15 October 2003 in Rome, Italy. A key goal of the workshop was to discuss the best use of fiscal methods to achieve both fisheries policy objectives, and broader economic, social and environmental objectives.

This supplement to the Report of the Workshop and Exchange of Views on Fiscal Reforms for Fisheries - to Promote Growth, Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Management, No. 732, presents a compilation of country papers prepared by workshop participants - all key policy-makers from ministries of finance and fisheries, and researchers in their countries of origin. The country papers are based both on personal experience and secondary material, and provide an overview of the following:

  • experience with fishery fiscal reforms focusing on international and national levels of fisheries policy and governance;
  • experience of fisheries access agreements within effective fiscal policy and management regimes;
  • challenges facing implementation of fiscal reform and how these may have been tackled including the need for more information;
  • areas where improvements can be made.

Country papers presented in this supplement provided the basis to discussions at the Workshop.

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Preparation of this document

Workshop on the fisheries sector tax system and its role as a management tool: mauritania

Fiscal reforms in fisheries in Uganda

Fiscal reforms for Kenya fisheries

Marine fishery sector in Morocco and tax reform for growth promotion and sustainable management

Contribution to the Workshop on fisheries tax reform. Report of the Ministry of Fisheries Republic of Senegal

Access Agreements: South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency

Fiscal reforms for Papua New Guinea fisheries

Fiscal reforms for fisheries in India - A case study

Access agreements within the context of fiscal reforms - The Mozambican context

Fiscal reforms for fisheries in Guinea

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