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WTO fisheries talks move forward on transparency, back on IUU fishing

October 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM
With time running out, negotiators at the World Trade Organization looking to rein in harmful fisheries subsidies are struggling to close the gaps for an agreement, with the talks progressing on transparency this week but moving backward on what would be a core tenet of any agreement: The prohibition on subsidies for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Members met twice this week to discuss the transparency and IUU fishing articles in the draft text put out by the chair of...

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