Pew Urges WTO Members to Prioritize Fisheries Subsidies Effort After Deal is Delayed Again

The Pew Charitable Trusts expressed cautious optimism today that World Trade Organization members could soon reach an agreement to reduce harmful fisheries subsidies, noting that although negotiators failed to strike a deal at today’s ministerial meeting, they made significant progress and paved the way for an agreement later this year.

Pew Trusts: The WTO Must End Harmful Fisheries Subsidies by 2020 Deadline

October 15, 2020 The Pew Charitable Trusts

Members of the World Trade Organization are negotiating an agreement to reduce harmful fisheries subsidies. Reaching a deal this year would be one of the most important actions that global leaders can take to improve the ocean’s fish stocks—and the jobs, economies, and communities that depend on them.