The Impact of subsidies on the ecological sustainability and future profits from North Sea fisheries

Sheila Heymans, Steve Mackinson, U R Sumaila, Andrew Dyck, Alyson Little

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This study examines the impact of subsidies on the profitability and ecological stability of the North Sea fisheries over the past 20 years. It shows the negative impact that subsidies can have on both the biomass of important fish species and the possible profit from fisheries. The study includes subsidies in an ecosystem model of the North Sea and examines the possible effects of eliminating fishery subsidies
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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