December 8, 2023

Members call for further intensive work to deliver on fisheries subsidies by MC13

At the close of the final Fish Week of the year held on 4-8 December, WTO members affirmed their commitment to the fisheries subsidies negotiations and remained hopeful to successfully conclude the talks by the 13th Ministerial Conference in February despite not being in a position to do so by December. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, lauded members’ constructive engagement on new disciplines on subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing.

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