Subsidies and the sustainability of fisheries: What’s the catch?

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15 May 2014
15 May 2014
Fish and fisheries products are one of the most traded food commodities in the world. Trade flows including fish products are all over the world going from the source of origin through production, and processing to distribution and the consumers. Experts often point to the global ramifications of a...
15 May 2014
To make progress towards eliminating harmful fishing subsidies world-wide there is a need to align such effort with the interest of fishing nations. Since a back of the envelope calculation by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed that the total amount of fisheries subsidies in...
15 May 2014
There is an explicit mandate on governments and trade negotiators to concretely ensure sustainability of the oceans’ fisheries. This mandate requires an uneasy mental shift on what is best for the global commons. Indeed, an outcome of the fishery subsidy negotiations is a critical test of the WTO...
15 May 2014
Fish are an important source of food and income for millions across the globe, but oceans and marine ecosystems are suffering from heavy exploitation and degradation. How might the new sustainable development goals help in this area? Many of the most intractable problems we face globally and...
15 May 2014
The EU reached agreement on legislations to govern the bloc’s fisheries activities in May 2013 and on the related financing in January 2014. Although the reform could have gone further, WWF welcomes concrete moves on transparency measures, which are critical to effective fisheries management and a...
15 May 2014
The October deadline for African countries to conclude their Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU took centre stage at a meeting of African Union (AU) trade ministers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with countries remaining divided over the path forward. During the meeting, officials also...
15 May 2014
WTO members should continue their efforts to quickly implement the trade facilitation agreement inked in Bali, Indonesia last December, trade ministers meeting in Paris early May said at an informal mini-ministerial hosted by Australia. The annual trade ministers gathering on the sidelines of the...
15 May 2014
On 29 March Nigeria tabled their concerns during the Economic Community of West African States summit in the Ivorian capital of Yamoussoukro clarifying reasons why the country did not endorse the EU-ECOWAS EPA. "Nigeria raised 10 objections to what was presented to us and the Summit of Heads of...
15 May 2014
Food security key to G-20 growth goals A joint agency report is set to urge G-20 members to tackle food security if they are to succeed in boosting growth and creating jobs, according to a draft version seen by Bridges. The paper was prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and...
15 May 2014
Linking Emissions Trading Schemes: Considerations and Recommendations for a Joint EU-Korean Carbon Market—ICTSD—March 2014 This paper analyses the case for a link between the EU ETS and the upcoming South Korean ETS. The authors, Sonja Hawkins and Ingrid Jegou, placed the linkage debate in the...