IISD's work on fisheries, trade and sustainable development contributes to crafting multilateral and regional trade rules and policies that support sustainable fishing.
We are focused on supporting the current World Trade Organization negotiations to end harmful fisheries subsidies by the end of 2020, recognizing the need to restore the sustainability of fish stocks while supporting livelihoods and food security, particularly in developing countries.
Indonesia Should Assess Fisheries Support to Minimize Overfishing Risk
A new report suggests that certain government supports may incentivize overfishing in Indonesia. Experts say these should be prioritized for possible reform.
OPINION: Why African Countries should make this end of the line for harmful fishing subsidies
What drives fisheries subsidies in the coastal oceans of Africa? "Untackling the key issues of the World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) negotiations on fishing subsidies and the free flow of information in a global context is vital."
Supporting Marine Fishing Sustainably: A review of central and provincial government support for marine fisheries in Indonesia
The report provides an inventory of support measures to marine fisheries in Indonesia and identifies programs to be assessed to minimize the risk of overcapacity and overfishing.
Checking in on the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations
Alice Tipping speaks with the BBC World Service about the state of negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the WTO.
WTO seeks to land big prize after 20 years of fish talks
GENEVA (Reuters) - Negotiators are hoping the World Trade Organization will on Thursday not only deal a major blow to overfishing after 20 years of trying, but in doing so also dispel doubts about its own usefulness.
Fisheries Subsidies at the World Trade Organization: It’s a (re) balancing act…
IISD’s Alice Tipping explains the state of play in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations, and foreshadows the Ministerial meeting on the topic called for July 15.
A Closer Look at Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO
IISD expert Alice Tipping took a closer look at the WTO's June negotiating text and laid out exactly what exactly is on the table at the negotiations.
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