Webinar: Can new global treaty talks help prevent overfishing?

This webinar included presentations from FERU’s Anna Schuhbauer and Daniel Skerritt. Originally posted at earthjournalism.net.

Many governments around the world provide subsidies to their countries’ fishing fleets. These are usually promoted as efforts to help small-scale fishers, but often end up subsidizing over-fishing and even the plundering of other countries’ fish stocks. Global treaty negotiations, due to be completed this year, are currently underway at the World Trade Organization. What are the problems and the prospects for reform?

This webinar is specifically aimed at helping journalists better understand marine subsidies issues and features some of the world’s experts on the subject.


  • Kat Millage – Project Researcher, Environmental Market Solutions Lab, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Anna Schuhbauer – Fisheries Scientist, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
  • Daniel Skerritt – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, The University of British Columbia


  • Paul Greenberg – Fisheries Journalist and Author