Fisheries Subsidies Refresher Sessions | November Update

November 12, 2021 3:42 pm - 5:00 pm

(Open to public)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development organized a series of two webinars on the WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies, that took place online, on Wednesday 10 November and Friday 12 November 2021.

Session I: Walk Through the New Fisheries Subsidies Text

The first session walked participants through the new version of the Chair’s draft consolidated text circulated on Monday 8 November. In doing so, it identified the most important decisions in front of WTO Members with respect to the proposed disciplines and highlighted the changes made in this new text.

Session II: Stakeholders Perspectives on the New Fisheries Subsidies Text

In the second session, a number of stakeholders offered participants a range of different views on the negotiations and the new draft consolidated text from a conservation, sustainable development, and industry perspective. Speakers included experts from academia, the conservation community, fishers and fish workers organizations, and the fish retail sector.