Journal article

Fragmentation or interaction: the WTO, fisheries subsidies, and international law

Margaret A Young

WORLD TRADE REVIEW | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Subsidies to the fishing sector have trade and ecological consequences, especially for fisheries that are over-exploited. In response, WTO members are negotiating to clarify and improve the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures. Yet significant legal challenges constrain this ongoing effort because fisheries conservation and management matters are often addressed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, instruments of the Food and Agriculture Organization, and other legal regimes to which some WTO members have not consented. This article analyses modes of learning and information exchange within the WTO regime, and compares the proposed use of standards, benchmark..

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