A Man made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks

A Man made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks


Hello I’m, Mukhisa Kituyi – Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development I want to talk about a shared problem a man-made tragedy in the making the overexploitation of fish stocks today’s fish trade is not sustainable
eliminating harmful subsidies is not the only solution but it is critical to
making our fishery sustainable. In July 2016, during updates 14th ministerial
conference in Nairobi, UNCTAD, FAO and UNEP proposed jointly a roadmap to
eliminate harmful subsidies it has 4 steps, 1 – countries provide information on
their subsidies. 2 – the global community then prohibits those subsidies which
contribute overfishing and illegal fishing. 3 – the global community
introduces policy tools to deter harmful subsidies and 4 – the global community
provides special and differential treatment to developing countries. More
than 90 nations and several intergovernmental and civil society
organizations signed up to this roadmap and were looking for more support.
If more countries can sign up we could be in a solid base for a consensus of
solution on fisheries subsidies at the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial
Conference in 2017. The clock is ticking against us
we do not have the luxury of time with your support, we can end these dangerous subsidies. With your support we can stop a tragedy already happening on the seas
thank you you

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