Nereus Program Manager and Research Associate Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (University of British Columbia) will be participating in an information and discussion session with different regional policy-makers and experts concerning the World Trade Organization (WTO) fisheries subsidies negotiations, as part of a workshop hosted by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Objective: Support WTO members from the region as they seek to fulfill the commitment made in December 2017 to successfully negotiate new fisheries subsidies disciplines by December 2019.

The workshop is designed to answer the three following fundamental questions:

1. What is the reality of global, and specifically Latin American, fisheries and relevant subsidies policies?

2. How could WTO rules on fisheries subsidies have an impact on subsidy policies and fisheries in Latin America, and what are the potential implications for local reform efforts?

3. How can an agreement best be designed to reflect the interests of Latin American countries and help support local reform efforts?

A link for the workshop’s official website offering more details than above can be found here.