Fish is an invaluable resource for food security, export and income generation.
It is key to the livelihoods of millions of people, especially coastal populations. But close to 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted.
Yet many countries spend m billions of dollars in subsidies that contribute to overfishing.
UNCTAD, UNEP and FAO proposed a roadmap to eliminate harmful subsidies.
This is not the only solution, but is a crucial step to stop the tragedy already happening in the seas.