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Government subsidies to national fisheries are seen as a major factor in the overfishing of sensitive fish stocks
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WTO fisheries negotiations put on hold indefinitely following Geneva closedown

Negotiations at the World Trade Organization over disciplines on subsidies to the fisheries sector have been put on pause – but because of disruption caused by COVID-19, rather than any collapse in the negotiations themselves. The long-running negotiations have reached a sensitive phase, with the first draft of a final …

Fresh proposals tabled as WTO talks on fisheries subsidies continue
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Fresh proposals tabled as WTO talks on fisheries subsidies continue

The quest for a multilateral agreement to discipline government subsidies in the fisheries sector is continuing following a series of meetings between delegations in Geneva last week. New proposals for a system to limit state payments for fisheries development were put forward by a number of governments, as the snappily-titled …