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This lunchtime seminar will provide negotiators with perspectives on the potential impact of new rules on fisheries subsidies through the presentation of preliminary findings from case studies of three fisheries around the world. Each case study examines the state of each fishery, including the level of exploitation of relevant stocks and the fishery’s governance. The studies also examine the economics of the fleets fishing in each fishery, including estimates of their revenues from landings and subsidies and costs of operation. The studies then examine how possible rules on subsidies might impact on the economic situation of fleets in the fishery and, where subsidy rules might have an impact, what possible options exist for managing the impact of subsidy reform.


13:00-13:30 Light lunch available outside Room S2

13:30-13:35 Opening remarks

Alice Tipping, Lead - Fisheries Subsidies, IISD

13:35-14:30 Presentation of case studies

Shrimp fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Andrés Cisneros Montemayor, Programme Manager, Nereus Program, University of British Columbia

Sardinella fishery in the Eastern Atlantic

Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator - Fisheries, Ecotrust Canada

Southern longline tuna fishery in the Western Central Pacific

Sevaly Sen, Director, Oceanomics

14:30 – 15:00 Open discussion

15:00 Closing Remarks

Alice Tipping, Lead - Fisheries Subsidies, IISD


Practical Information

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | 13:00-15:00 | Room S2, WTO | Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Geneva




Attendance is by invitation only. Please email Eleonora Bonaccorsi by Friday 5 July to express interest.



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