January 15, 2024

At start of “Fish Month”, WTO members endorse draft text as basis for work towards MC13

At the 15 January opening of “Fish Month”, WTO members agreed to use the latest draft text on curbing subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing as the basis for negotiations ahead of the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi on 26-29 February. The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson (Iceland), said the draft is intended to help members to reach agreement over the next four weeks on a “clean” text for submission to ministers.

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