November 10, 2023

DG and fisheries subsidies chair urge members to bridge differences before year-end

At the close of the seventh Fish Week of the year held on 6-10 November, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, called on members to move towards bridging differences, keeping in mind the target to complete by December text-based work for new disciplines on subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing. During the week, members held in-depth discussions on how the draft disciplines and the provisions for special and differential treatment could be operationalized.

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