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Economic incentives for marine and coastal conservation

We have 16 items tagged with ‘Economic incentives for marine and coastal conservation’.
  • A fishing trawler

    Scrap devastating fishing subsidies to help save the ocean and climate

    The World Trade Organization resumed talks on fishing subsidies this week. Originally, it committed that by the end of 2019 it would prohibit the subsidies that are causing overfishing and damaging the life of the ocean. But despite the urgency, it failed to meet this deadline. This has significant implications for life in the ocean, the health and livelihoods of poor coastal communities in developing countries and climate change

    15 January 2020 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Graphical illustration

    Introduction to an inclusive blue economy

    IIED’s ‘Inclusive blue economy’ programme aims to support resilient marine and coastal ecosystems and the people who depend on them

    27 November 2019 | Article | Economics
  • Podcast cover image

    IIED launches podcast

    The first episode of IIED’s new ‘Make Change Happen’ podcast has been launched to coincide with the BBNJ negotiations in New York. The podcast will offer listeners informal insights into the complex issues facing the world and provide expert analysis of key international events

    23 August 2019 | News | Communication
  • Three people talk into a microphone around the table

    Protecting our ocean: Make Change Happen podcast episode 1

    Nearly three quarters of our planet is covered by water; the ocean is the earth’s essential life support system. But much of the ocean is under-regulated and over-exploited. IIED’s new podcast looks at international efforts to protect the ocean, support marine biodiversity and create sustainable fisheries

    23 August 2019 | Article | Communication
  • Fishing boats

    Delivering sustainable fisheries through fiscal incentives

    Fisheries resources that support the livelihoods of millions of women and men are under threat due to overfishing and pollution. IIED is exploring how governments can use fiscal instruments – such as taxes and subsidies – to deliver positive socioeconomic and environmental outcomes for sustainable and inclusive fisheries management

    31 July 2019 | Project | Economics
  • An image from the animation focusing why small-scale fisheries matter

    IIED animation: it’s time for policy to catch on to small-scale fishing

    A new animation from IIED – the second instalment in a three-part series – urges policymakers around the world to recognise the value that small-scale fishing brings to national economies

    15 February 2019 | News | Fisheries
  • Small-scale fishers in Vietnam depend heavily on coastal resources ((Photo: Hội An, Vietnam by Thijs Degenkamp on Unsplash)

    Webinar: So far yet so close – why the high seas matter to vulnerable coastal communities

    This webinar on 18 March 2019 discussed the interconnectedness of the high seas and coastal waters, and what this means for vulnerable coastal communities

    6 February 2019 | Event | Economics
  • An image from the fiscal tools animation, that was screened at the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi (Image: IIED/Nice and Serious)

    IIED animation: using fiscal policy tools to create a sustainable future for ocean and people

    A new animation explains how governments can use tools such as taxes, penalties and subsidies to support the health of the ocean and protect the livelihoods of people who depend on it

    28 November 2018 | News | Economics
  • An image of an artisanal fisher in Kiribati casting his net into the water; 90 per cent of all fishers are small-scale or artisanal (Photo: Quentin Hanich/WorldFish, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Towards an inclusive blue economy

    Action in policy and practice is needed to ensure the many benefits from oceans, seas and coasts are available to all

    1 June 2016 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh. Inadequate government compensation during periods when fishing is banned has a harsh economic consequence for families (Photo: BBC World Service Bangladesh Boat, Creative Common, via Flickr)

    Forced to sell the roof over their heads

    Compensation supports fisher families during a ban on hilsa fishing in Bangladesh – but a visit to a family in Govinda exposes the harsh realities of income loss

    4 April 2016 | Blog | Economics
  • A fish market in Vĩnh Trường, Vietnam. More than 300 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the fisheries sector, and must be addressed by the oceans SDG (Photo: Khánh Hmoong, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    A sustainable ocean by 2030

    A Sustainable Development Goal for oceans, seas and marine resources is a significant milestone, but how will it be financed and who will benefit?

    14 September 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Delegates discuss the Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund at the Bangladesh workshop. The fund is part of work to enhance the effectiveness of incentive-based fisheries management (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)

    Conservation trust fund proposed to help manage Bangladesh fish stocks

    Proposals for a new Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund that aims to relieve the financial burden from the government and help bridge the finance gap were discussed by Bangladesh fisheries officials and researchers and practitioners on 11 June

    25 June 2015 | News | Fisheries
  • Bangladeshi fishers with debts must repay loans even when fishing is banned, resulting in illegal fishing activities (Photo: John Pavelka, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Idris bhai, your voice has been heard!

    A chance conversation with a Bangladeshi fisherman may have paid off

    24 March 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Fishermen along the Meghna Rover (Photo: Essam Mohammed/IIED)

    Want to know how to save a fish species? Ask a fisher

    When Essam Yassin Mohammed asked a former fisherman in Bangladesh how to protect a fish that feeds millions of people, he learnt about four overlooked factors that intensify threats to the species

    8 June 2014 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Watch an animation produced by IIED to highlight its sustainable fisheries work

    Inspiring action for sustainable fisheries: Today and the future

    In the wake of predictions that the oceans will be fishless by 2050, IIED has produced an animation to showcase its work on the economics of marine and coastal fisheries

    28 March 2014 | News | Fisheries
  • A net full of cod

    Fishy business at IIED

    The end of November was an exciting time for IIED’s Sustainable Markets Group, which launched two publications and an online network, all with a focus on sustainable fisheries. Grace Philip reports.

    10 December 2013 | Blog | Fisheries
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