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WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: An Overview of Artisanal and Small-scale Fisheries issues

With the adoption of SDG target 14.6, the global community has endeavoured to prohibit and eliminate certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, while recognising that WTO negotiations towards this end should integrate special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries. Against this backdrop, this note provides an overview of artisanal and small-scale fisheries issues in the context of developing and least developed countries.