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Workshop on the Impacts of
Trade-Related Policies on Fisheries and Measures Required for their Sustainable Management
Geneva, Switzerland, 15 March 2002



The Economics and Trade Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme is convening this workshop on 15 March 2002.

Organized in consultation with the WTO secretariat, FAO, and the OECD, the workshop aims to provide a forum for informal discussions and consultations between trade and environment officials and international institutions involved in this subject.

Objectives of the workshop:

1. To create better understanding of the economic, environmental and related social effects of trade-related policies, including fisheries subsidies;

2. To explore approaches and policy reform packages that contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries; and

3. To consider action needed to promote the sustainable management of fisheries and the role of governments and international organizations in this regard.

Two studies assessing the impacts of trade-related policies on fisheries in Bangladesh and Mauritania have been commissioned by UNEP in preparation for this workshop. A brief paper on ways to move forward on policy reform of fisheries subsidies with the aim of securing sustainable management of fisheries and sustainable trade flows is currently being prepared by UNEP.

Other background documents for this event will be available on this page soon.






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UPCOMING EVENTS

WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS

Agenda and Annotation
(in PDF, 58KB)

Press Release for the Workshop
(in PDF, 75KB)

Chairman's Summary
(in PDF, 159KB)

List of Participants
(in PDF, 72KB)

OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS
- UNEP Fisheries Subsidies Workshop, Geneva, 12 Feb 2001

- Chairman's Summary

The new UNEP/ETB FISHERIES and the ENVIRONMENT SERIES

Vol.1 Fisheries Subsidies and Overfishing: towards a structured discussion (in PDF, 324KB)

Vol. 2 Fisheries Subsidies and marine Resource Management: lessons learned from studies in Argentina and Senegal (in PDF, 287KB)


DRAFT

Environmental Impact of Trade Liberalization and Trade-Related Policies on the Marine Fisheries Sector in Bangladesh

Environmental Impact of Trade Libralization and Trade-Related Policies on the Fisheries Sector in Mauritania (English)

Draft Document is also available in French