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BLOOM commits to helping governments categorize and analyze their fisheries subsidies data
by BLOOM (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
BLOOM has a research team of scientists dedicated to the collection and analysis of fisheries subsidies data. We can help willing nations collate relevant data and analyze them in order to have in-depth understanding of where public money could be best used.
Our specific commitment here is to analyze public subsidies provided by the E.U and France to fishing fleets in order to help improve the governance of fisheries and reform public policies concerning the fishing sector.
We also commit to duplicating our expertise with willing nations to accelerate the implementation of an era of transparency in fisheries in order to fulfill several SDGs (14.4, 14.6, 14.a, 14.b).
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
  • Other (please specify): Increased transparency of the fishing sector
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • Removal or reduction of harmful fisheries subsidies
  • information relating to harmful subsidies
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Scientific analysis of subsidies allocations
December 2018
Peer-reviewed publications
Staff / Technical expertise
2 full time analysts
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2018
Potentially all fishing nations and related institutions
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
All fishing nations would directly benefit from a transparent aggregation of fisheries subsidies data in order to steer fishing capacity and practices to sustainability. Other, non-fishing nations would indirectly benefit from tackling overfishing and inc
Contact information
Claire NOUVIAN, Board Chair and Founder, clairenouvian@bloomassociation.org, +33613405043
Paris, France
Other SDGs
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