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Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently went on record about the importance of completing by year-end the WTO negotiations for the elimination of fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing fleets and infrastructures. I could not agree with him more.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), 33% of the world’s fish populations are overfished, 60% are being fished to their sustainable limit, and there is a margin for growth in catches of only 7% of the entire world’s fish populations (the so-called “underfished stocks”). And fisheries subsidies are considered to be the main driver of overfishing. For example, economists have shown that some fisheries in the high seas (the area beyond the 200-mile national jurisdiction) simply would not be economically feasible in the absence of government support, given the high fuel costs for long distance travel.

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The Bonn Climate Change Conference was expected to advance work on several issues to facilitate implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement, due for completion at the Santiago Climate Change Conference in December 2019. Delegates made progress on a number of issues, including:

  • Paris Agreement Article 6 (market and non-market cooperative approaches): On the only outstanding issue from the Katowice Climate Package, the rulebook of the Paris Agreement, parties brought forward the work undertaken in Katowice and worked to ensure that all views were reflected in the draft texts produced by the Co-Facilitators. Parties agreed to work in Santiago on the basis the Co-Facilitators’ texts;
  • Terms of Reference (ToR) for the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM): The ToR were adopted, setting out the scope, inputs, and other aspects of the review of the WIM, a mechanism important to developing countries;
  • Reporting tables and other issues related to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement: Parties agreed to intersessional work, and to forward informal notes developed by the Co-Facilitators to advance discussions in Santiago; and
  • Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture: Countries welcomed and set the themes for an upcoming intersessional workshop on sustainable land and water management, and strategies and modalities to scale up practices and technologies to increase resilience and sustainable production.

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Fisheries ministers from around the Pacific have endorsed a new strategy for a safer more robust regional tuna fishery.

Mitigating and adapting to the impacts of the climate crisis, stopping modern slavery on fishing vessels and improving management of the longline fishery were some of the major talking points, at the Forum Fisheries Agency meeting, in Pohnpei last week.

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One of Fiji's largest passenger vessel fleets providing inter-island services within Fiji has been grounded due to Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) assertions the fleet is in violation of the Maritime (Safe Ships Management System) Regulations 2014. George Goundar is currently claiming this action is a result of politically motivated decision-making. Further details on the range of violations being alleged by MSAF are now awaited.

1. https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/maritime/goundar-shipping-vessels-detained-by-msaf/

2. https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/06/30/no-services-to-be-provided-by-goundar-shipping-as-msaf-will-detain-its-fleets/