Growth in aquaculture drives global fish production to record high – report

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Significant growth in aquaculture has driven global fisheries and aquaculture production to a record high as aquatic foods make an increasingly critical contribution to food security and nutrition in the 21st century, according to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries […]

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India successful in protecting interests of farmers and fishermen at the WTO meet: Piyush Goyal

India has completely protected the interests of farmers and fishermen in the recently concluded ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said. Goyal, who led the Indian delegation for the WTO talks, also said that the decisions taken in the conference will further strengthen the role […]

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India insists on equitable deal on fisheries to WTO

India will agree to the WTO’s proposed agreement on fisheries subsidies provided the deal is equitable and does not lock member countries into a disadvantageous position in perpetuity, government sources said on Wednesday. Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are negotiating the agreement with the objective of curbing harmful subsidies to promote sustainable fishing. […]

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Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture rebounds as demand for seafood recovers

Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industry is expected to rebound during 2021-22 as economies re-open and demand grows for seafood. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said when speaking about ABARES Australian fisheries and aquaculture: Outlook to 2026–27 that the industry’s gross value of production was forecast to grow by 10 per cent in 2021–22. […]

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India rejects revised draft on WTO’s fishery subsidies; calls it weak and biased in favour of developed nations

India has rejected a revised draft negotiating text on WTO’s proposed fishery subsidies agreement saying it was weak, unbalanced and favours developed nations. India, however, completely supports the proposed pact for disciplining fishery subsidies, but it has to be balanced and gives a policy space for future to developing nations and where fishermen are poor. […]

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India to insist on fishery subsidy and select patent waivers at the WTO meet next month

The next ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will likely consider a raft of critical issues, such as fishery subsidies, WTO reforms, public procurement programmes for food security and the multilateral body’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, including the fate of a patent waiver proposal floated by India and South Africa to better […]

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India’s commerce minister raises issues over irrational subsidies and overfishing at WTO

India is “very” keen to finalise an agreement on fisheries subsidies because irrational benefits and overfishing by many countries are hurting domestic fishermen and their livelihood. This was stated by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal during an online ministerial meeting of the WTO (World Trade Organisation) on the crucial fisheries subsidy negotiations. Goyal expressed […]

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