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Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean

Governments have long promised to reduce destructive fisheries subsidies in order to curb unsustainable and unprofitable fishing activity

The World Trade Organization’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva will test the credibility of that pledge.

  • Project Syndicate

AUCKLAND/MADRID/VICTORIA/ANSE ROYALE – The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs.

It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean.

But this precious natural resource is…

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