Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing subsidies negotiations ahead of MC12

WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to curb harmful fishing subsidies ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) next month. The chair of the negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said in a video message that this “Fish Week” will be an opportunity for members to work on finalizing the draft agreement and put an end to the depletion of fish stocks worldwide.