29 August 2007
As well as being another example of unfair trade, it is destroying the oceans.
Already, 90% of big fish like tuna and marlin are gone. If nothing changes, it is predicted many fish populations will collapse beyond recovery, destroying ecosystems and harming the one billion humans who rely on fish as their main source of protein.
Next month, the WTO will come forward with a new proposal for global fishing rules. This month, the WTO is talking to finance ministers around the world about what those rules should be. That provides a critical window for concerned citizens to make a stand by telling their trade ministers to oppose subsidized over-fishing and support fairness and sustainability for generations to come.
You can add your name to an online petition at the above website.