High time for global rules on fishing subsidies, the DG and Chair declare on Ocean Day

Marking World Ocean Day on 8 June, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, and Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, called on WTO members to deliver a long-awaited agreement to curb funding for harmful fishing. The opportunity to find compromise solutions at the 15 July ministerial meeting must not be squandered, they said.