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WTO fisheries chair: New deal ‘absolutely’ possible by summer break

June 7, 2024 at 2:19 PM
A phase-two agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies is “absolutely” possible before the World Trade Organization takes a break in August if governments can muster the political will to make it happen, the chair of the talks said on Friday. For World Oceans Day on Friday, the WTO released a video statement from Icelandic Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, the chair, and WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Since failing to secure a deal on the issue at the 13th ministerial conference earlier this...

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