Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


WTO leaders believe that in many cases, subsidies encourage overfishing. (Photo Credit: Pierre Gleizes/ Greenpeace)

WTO members agree to promote fishing subsidies reduction

WORLDWIDE
Monday, December 21, 2015, 08:50 (GMT + 9)

The World Trade Organisation members have agreed on the need to reduce fishing subsidies so as to contribute to the conservation of fishing resources worldwide.

This decision was taken because this international entity is convinced that fisheries subsidies contribute to economic losses in the fisheries sector, leaving serious impact on food security and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries, Star Business Report reported.

WTO leaders believe that in many cases, subsidies encourage overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

“We will continue to seek appropriate enhanced WTO transparency and reporting to enable the evaluation of the trade and resource effects of fisheries subsidies programmes,” they stressed.

However, Indian authorities do not agree about the proposed punitive action for unauthorised fishing, which many developing countries have rejected because it goes back on the tentative agreement reached in 2008.

Referring to the fishing subsidies New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay, pointed out: “Fisheries subsidies are a serious issue. They impact negatively on trade, the environment and development”.

“Fish products are one of the world’s most highly traded commodities, and subsidies distort this trade. Fishing industries from many of the world’s smaller states cannot afford to compete with large heavily subsidised fleets,” McClay said.

The New Zealander minister is convinced it is also a serious environmental issue, since fish stocks around the world are overfished and subsidies are one of the most significant contributors to overfishing.

“And it is also a development issue, particularly in the Pacific. Subsidies contribute to there being too many vessels, and this impacts on the health of fish stocks which are one of the most significant resources available to many Pacific Islands,” stressed McClay.

New Zealand has a long history of working with other countries to address fisheries subsidies, in the WTO and elsewhere.

“Unfortunately, fish stocks continue to decline while fisheries subsidies continue to increase,” the minister stated.

A number of countries have joined in the statement, including Australia, Argentina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Senegal, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

These supporting countries recognise that action at the national level should not be delayed however, and commit not to provide such subsidies.

This reaction was welcomed by WWF and Oceana.

Both NGOs agree that the ocean is a major contributor to the global economy and billions of people depend on fish for their food security.

However, they agree that many fisheries are already stretched past sustainable limits and subsidies that contribute to depleting fish stocks are simply unacceptable.

These organizations have worked for many years to end subsidies that drive overcapacity and hinder sustainable marine management.

“The WTO has a historic opportunity to show the world that it can make a meaningful contribution to solving problems of global consequence and thus clearly align with the sustainable development goals adopted this year,” leaders of these NGOs remarked.


[email protected]
www.fis.com

Photo Courtesy of FIS Member  Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Apr 9, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Health & Welfare | Assessment of transmission risk in cooked, WSSV-infected shrimp
Spain
Apr 9, 06:30 (GMT + 9):
COVID-19: CEPESCA, FEDEPESCA and FNCP guarantee the supply of fish
United States
Apr 9, 05:10 (GMT + 9):
Schedule for Alaskan pollock roe inspection (Fukuoka): Icicle, Trident, UniSea
United States
Apr 9, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
Alaska pollock catches in season A (DAP in NMFS count) | week 13
European Union
Apr 9, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Brussels makes reservations to cover the cessation of activity of shellfish workers on foot
Chile
Apr 9, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: AKVA manages to recertify its quality management system
United Kingdom
Apr 9, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Aquaculture iPac: IFFO RS, the IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply, is now MarinTrust
Japan
Apr 9, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Statistics│Import│Frozen squid (China-Chile-Peru-Argentina-USA-Russia) until Feb/2020
Norway
Apr 9, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Better weather on the blue whiting field and sand eel season soon
Spain
Apr 9, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Spanish fishing holds the pulse of Coronavirus: 50% of the fleet continues to supply a full market
European Union
Apr 9, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Ecuador increased market share in the EU canned tuna market
Norway
Apr 8, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: First-quarter earnings increase for Norwegian seafood exports, Chinese market starts to normalize
Chile
Apr 8, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Cermaq Chile closes two processing plants, lowering production volume significantly
Norway
Apr 8, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | iLasks.no: Soon a month since the government introduced stringent coronary measures: How SinkabergHansen has tackled the crisis
Norway
Apr 8, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cleaner fish eggs flown into UK by private jet



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Weekly production of Alaskan pollock DAP: Surimi/ Fillet/ Mince | week 12
United States Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
Volumes and prices | Black cod (sablefish) imports: USA and Canada (week 12)
Japan Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
Marel overcomes the challenge of COVID-19
Iceland NEW MAREL LIVE ONLINE EVENT The cancellation or postponement of world fairs and exhibitions, as has happened with the Seafood Processing Global - Exhibition in Brussels, has been one of the first con...
Retail price│Boiled octopus in Tokyo and Osaka (2012-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20) | monthly update
Japan The octopus is steamed at a temperature between 90-95 ° C. The high humidity helps to produce juicier, plump octopus. Photo: Ajirushi Co.Ltd Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER