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Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.

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Small Vulnerable Economies and Fisheries Subsidies Disciplines

Issues, Debates and Alliances

This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics reflects on one aspect of the trade-related implementation agenda of SDG14. Around 90 per cent fished to full capacity or over fished. In order to overcome this tragedy of the commons, securing a development friendly outcome on addressing harmful fishing subsidies by the multilateral trading system is critical.

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Keywords: small island developing states, fisheries, sustainable development goals, subsidies
JEL: Q2: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Renewable Resources and Conservation; Q22: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Renewable Resources and Conservation / Renewable Resources and Conservation: Fishery; Aquaculture; Q27: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Renewable Resources and Conservation / Renewable Resources and Conservation: Issues in International Trade; Q57: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
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