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Fisheries seminar June 14

This lunchtime seminar is designed to provide negotiators working on the WTO fisheries subsidies agreement with expert perspectives on possible approaches to the implementation of an eventual outcome, drawing on the options for rules currently under discussion. Expert presentations will cover possible implementation steps Members could consider, depending on the result of the negotiations, and input from international organisations about support available for the implementation of new rules on fisheries subsidies.


13:00-13:30 Light lunch available outside Room D

13:30-13:35 Opening remarks
Tristan Irschlinger, Policy Advisor, Fisheries Subsidies, IISD

13:35-14:30 Presentations

Fisheries subsidies rules: Possible implementation steps
Graeme Macfadyen, Director, Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management

FAO-UNEP-UNCTAD Joint Plan of Action to advance SDG 14
David Vivas Eugui, Legal Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
Elena Antoni, Research Analyst Environment and Trade, UNEP

Accessing support for fisheries management: The FAO network
Ahmad Mukhtar, Economist - Trade and Food Security, FAO Liaison Office Geneva

Moderator: Dmitry Grozoubinski, Founder,

14:30 – 15:00  Open discussion

15:00 Closing Remarks
Tristan Irschlinger, Policy Advisor, Fisheries Subsidies, IISD

Practical Information

Friday 14 June 2019 | 13:00-15:00 | Room D, WTO | Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Genève 


Attendance is by invitation only. Please email Eleonora Bonaccorsi by Wednesday 12 June to express interest.

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