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WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies


Sumaila, UR and Chuku, EO, (+295 additional authors), WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies, Science, 374, (6567) pp. 544. ISSN 0036-8075 (2021) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.abm1680


Sustainably managed wild fisheries support food and nutritional security, livelihoods, and cultures (1). Harmful fisheries subsidies—government payments that incentivize overcapacity and lead to overfishing—undermine these benefits yet are increasing globally (2). World Trade Organization (WTO) members have a unique opportunity at their ministerial meeting in November to reach an agreement that eliminates harmful subsidies (3). We—a group of scientists spanning 46 countries and 6 continents—urge the WTO to make this commitment.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:fisheries subsidies, WTO, harmful subsidies
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chuku, EO (Mr Ernest Chuku)
ID Code:153672
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-09-30
Last Modified:2022-10-03

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