Subsidies WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

Options for Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations

This note reviews key definitions being proposed in the context of WTO fisheries negotiations, highlighting divergences as well as similarities in different proposals. In particular, it focuses on definitions for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; overfished/overfished stocks; and subsidies. The analysis also considers the policy implications and possible recommendations for developing and least developed countries towards a future fisheries subsidies agreement.