EU fuel fight ignites as WTO subsidies negotiations enter final week
Daniel Voces, the managing director of the European Union’s primary fishing industry advocacy group, Europêche, believes members of the World Trade Organization will reach a deal on curbing illegal fishing subsidies this week.
Explainer: What’s at stake in WTO talks on fishing rules?
The World Trade Organization hosts talks next week aimed at reaching a deal to cap subsidies that contribute to the overfishing of the world’s seas and oceans. Prospects for a
Overfishing negatively impacts sustainable fisheries, livelihood and world fish stocks. These unsustainable practices threaten local biodiversity and food security in many places around the world. Discover what organizations in Geneva
Exploring the Possible Impacts of WTO Rules on Fisheries Subsidies: The Case of the Southern Longline Tuna Fishery in the Western and Central Pacific (IISD)
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a specific target (Sustainable Development Goal 14.6) of completing, by 2020, negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discipline fisheries
Addressing the Development Dimension of an Overcapacity and Overfishing Subsidy Discipline in the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations (IISD)
This discussion paper analyzes the different approaches under discussion in the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiations for new rules on subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing. The paper
Modern slavery and the race to fish (Nature Communications)
A recent paper in Nature Communications shows that there is a substantial relationship between the prevalence of modern slavery in a fishing nation and the amount of unreported (and therefore
Action for an ocean for all: Rethinking the blue economy
Rethinking the blue economy to be inclusive, sustainable, fair and for everyone (IIED) Maggie Watson’s article on the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), published in March 2019, reflects
A sustainable future for fisheries: how fiscal policy can be used to achieve SDG14 (IIED)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 include a specific goal to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources – SDG14. This briefing by the International