ICTSD’s project on fisheries, trade and sustainable development aims to contribute to the crafting of multilateral and regional trade rules and policies that are supportive of sustainable development in fisheries.

The project supports disadvantaged stakeholders, including those making and influencing policies, to engage more effectively in the WTO and regional negotiations on trade rules in the fisheries sector. We focus on enhancing the capacity of least-developed and developing countries to better articulate their positions and voice their concerns in the negotiations, such that the importance of the fisheries sector for development, livelihood and food security is adequately taken into consideration.

Research and analysis

The Importance of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Fisheries Negotiations in Economic Partnership Agreements, by Martin Doherty, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 7, February 2010

'Climate Change and Fisheries: Policy, Trade and Sustainable Development Issues', in Trade, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Key Issues for Small States, Least Developed Countries and Vulnerable Economies, by ICTSD and Commonwealth Secretariat, edited by Dr Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Malena Sell and Janet Strachan, 2009

Climate Change and Fisheries: Policy, Trade and Sustainable Development Issues, Information Note No. 15, October 2009

Healthier Oceans, Healthier Economies, by Oceana and ICTSD, Information Note No. 7, January 2009

Fisheries Aspects of ACP-EU Interim Economic Partnership Agreements, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 6, October 2008

Fisheries, International Trade and Sustainable Development, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Policy Discussion Paper, October 2006

Aquaculture: Issues and Opportunities for Sustainable Production and Trade, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 5, July 2006

Market Access and Trade Liberalisation in Fisheries, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 4, June 2006

Trade and Marketplace Measures to Promote Sustainable Fishing Practices, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 3, May 2006

Fisheries Access Agreements: Trade and Development Issues, ICTSD Programme on Natural Resources, International Trade and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 2, April 2006