Ocean Action Hub

1 Jul 2019 - SDG 14 target 14.6 establishes the need to reach agreement on eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies “by 2020” – i.e. before the end of this year.

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7 Mar 2019 - Peter Thomson said, “A WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies must be achieved by the end of 2019. Only then can we meet the deadline for SDG 14.6.

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9 Jan 2018 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean urges global agreement on “comprehensive and effective disciplines” needed to ban harmful fisheries subsidies.

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19 Sept 2018 - Canada plans to take the accord to the United Nations General Assembly, says the federal environment minister.

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7 Aug 2018 - UNCTAD - The subsidies that do harm to fisheries, and which have underpinned the dramatic decrease of fish stocks in the last 40 years, must be withdrawn by 2020.

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26 Jul 2018 - WTO members in the Negotiating Group on Rules exchanged views and information on disciplines to prohibit subsidies to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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17/07/2018 - 09:15 to 28/07/2018 - 17:15
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30 Jul 2018 - Fishing subsidies are speeding the decline of ocean health, argues PEW's Elizabeth Wilson, calling for "ambitous" WTO agreement on harmful subsidies.

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​16 Jul 2018 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson and UNCTAD's Mukhisa Kituyi call for agreement to end subsidies.

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13 Dec 2017 - The Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) put off agreement on a draft text on subsidy prohibitions relating to illegal, unreported and

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17 Aug 2017 - Elimination of government subsidies deemed harmful by the World Trade Organization will be high on the agenda at an upcoming meeting of WTO member states in Argentina.

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