Off The Hook: How the big subsidisers are avoiding responsibility in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations From November 30 – December 3 Trade Ministers will be meeting in Geneva for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial (MC12). One of the key areas of discussion are the negotiations on fisheries subsidies. The negotiations on fisheries subsidies have a long history
This year the World Trade Organization (WTO) is pushing to reach an agreement on the use of subsidies for fishing, a deal that will have widespread impacts on small-scale and artisanal fisherfolk around the world. While the negotiations on fisheries subsidies began over 18 years ago, they received a renewed boost with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The
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