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Fisheries Subsidies: New Data on Notifications and Fishing Patterns

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Breakfast Dialogue – Feb 27, 08:30-09:45

This informal dialogue will give WTO Members the opportunity to discuss two important new sources of data to help inform negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the WTO. The first is a compilation of total subsidy amounts provided to fisheries collected from WTO notifications, which provides Members with an accessible and user-friendly data set reflecting exactly what is notified to the WTO.  The second is an analysis of fishing activity drawn from satellite data that identifies the proportions of fishing that take place within EEZs, on the high seas and in EEZs other than that of the flag state, which will provide a sense of the impact of different proposals on the table to discipline subsidies to fishing in areas beyond national jurisdiction.


08:30 – 08:40             Opening remarks       

                                    Alice Tipping, IISD 

08:40 – 09:10             Notified subsidy amounts and fishing patterns

Anthony Rogers, Sea Change Economics

09:10 – 09:40             Open discussion

Facilitator: Tristan Irschlinger - IISD

09:40 – 09:45            Closing remarks

                                    Alice Tipping, IISD

Event details

  • February 27, 2020

  • Intercontinental Hotel

  • Geneva