Subsidies WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

The WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: Interests of the East African Community

In the EAC region, fish resources, which support the livelihood of millions of people, have been largely exploited due to overfishing and illegal fishing activities of other countries, especially in the deep-waters off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania. This note explores how the region can benefit from the multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO to further strengthen the disciplines on fisheries subsidies and to manage its marine resources more efficiently.