Chair of fisheries subsidies negotiations outlines next steps for work in the new year

Fisheries subsidies negotiations aim to conclude as quickly as possible in the new year, the chair of the negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia reported on 10 December following consultations held in the wake of the postponement of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). Work will continue in January to refine the draft fisheries subsidies agreement for ministers’ consideration.