The ‘Law of the Sea’ Obligations Underpinning Fisheries Subsidies Disciplines

Research
Date period
14 November 2017
Negotiations underway at the WTO on rules on fisheries subsidies rely in various ways on maritime zones and other jurisdictional concepts established in international law. This reference paper sets out key areas where the new trade rules might depend upon key principles of the law of the sea, as developed primarily in binding agreements, non-binding codes of conduct, and dispute settlement decisions.