September 18, 2023
Fisheries subsidies chair introduces draft text, seeks members’ views at fifth “Fish Week”
The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, introduced a draft text on curbing subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing at the opening of the fifth “Fish Week” on 18 September, drawing from previous negotiating texts and proposals. The chair explained that his intention is for the text to serve as a common starting point for members as they seek to deepen discussions and complete substantive work on the second wave of fisheries subsidies negotiations by December.
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