Ending Harmful Fishing Subsidies: Senegal

Ending Harmful Fishing Subsidies: Senegal
4min 41sec

Subsidies are intended to promote fishing by industrial and small-scale entities, typically helping to supplement income or lower costs. But subsidies can become harmful to fish stocks when the payments allow fishers to travel farther, stay at sea longer, or have great capacity than they would have otherwise. Therefore, subsidies often promote fishing beyond sustainable limits.

This piece, filmed in Senegal, is a snapshot of the implications of subsidies have on local communities.