|Title||Direct payment system to promote the appropriate management of aquaculture grounds|
|Keywords||direct payment system, aquaculture, multifunctionality|
|Citation||Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. supplement No. 19,131-141, 2007|
Aquaculture occupies an important role in Japanese fisheries; it also plays various social, cultural and economic roles and functions other than food supply, but is becoming a problem in that leftover feed and excrement causes coastal environmental pollution. A subsidy system is already in place in the EU and USA to compensate for the decreased revenue and increased costs incurred by reducing environmental damage by agriculture. In this study, I consider a plan to apply a similar subsidy system to Japanese aquaculture.