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bos2Ending Harmful Fisheries Subsidies Could Reverse Decline in Fish Stocks

By Isabel Jarrett – The PEW Charitable Trust – November 19, 2018
Healthy fisheries are critical to a healthy ocean but today many fish stocks are in decline due to a number of threats, including overfishing. One approach to curb overfishing is to reduce harmful fishing subsidies—payments from governments to the industry to keep boats on the water even when doing so doesn’t make economic or fisheries management sense. Although not all subsidies are harmful, World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries now have a small window of opportunity to do something about those that are, by agreeing to binding WTO rules. Read full story here.

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