WTO negotiators must eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies

In this Letter to Science, we – a group of 296 scientists from 46 countries and 6 continents – urge the World Trade Organization (WTO) to commit to eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies. Sustainably managed wild fisheries can support food and nutritional security and livelihoods for diverse communities and cultures around the world. However, harmful fisheries subsidies, which are government payments that incentivize overcapacity and lead to overfishing, undermine these benefits and are increasing globally.

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