Ending Harmful Fisheries Subsidies: It's Vital for the WTO to Take Action Now

The crisis of depletion affecting fisheries worldwide is one of the defining environmental and social challenges of our times. The well-documented harmful impact of certain forms of fisheries subsidies on the environment and the health of fish stocks and the consequences for the economic stability of fishing communities, has been subject of discussion within the WTO for two decades. It is now high time for WTO members to take effective action to secure healthy oceans and sustainable livelihoods for the years to come.