Implementing the WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies:
Challenges and Opportunities for Developing and Least-Developed Country Members
The WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, adopted at the 12th Ministerial Conference, marks a major step forward for ocean sustainability by prohibiting harmful fisheries subsidies, which are a key factor in the widespread depredation of the world’s fish stocks. Implementing the new disciplines will present challenges for many developing country members, especially least-developed countries. The objective of this report is to examine existing bilateral and multilateral assistance in support of sustainable fisheries, including how this may help countries meet obligations under the new Agreement.
Published in 2022.
- A message from Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- 1 – Introduction
- 2 – Summary of the Agreement and what it means for developing country and LDC members
- 3 – Development finance to the fisheries sector in developing members and LDCs
- 4 Conclusion
- Annex: How to accept the protocol of amendment to insert the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies into Annex 1a of the WTO Agreement
- Frequently asked questions
- Model instrument of acceptance