February 16, 2024

Fisheries subsidies chair circulates draft text to ministers as basis for MC13 negotiations

The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 16 February circulated to ministers a draft text on Additional Provisions on Fisheries Subsidies, with disciplines on subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing, as the basis for finalizing the negotiations on these issues at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13). The chair said the text, which draws on members’ proposals and discussions, reflects his best attempt to identify a balance most likely to build consensus.

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