WTO: fisheries subsidies negotiations at the 2009 Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists

You have noticed that one of the economist's associations with a link in my blog is NAAFE, the North American Association of Fisheries Economists.

This association will be holding its fifth biennal forum from 17 to May 2009 in Newport, Rhode Island.

One of the special sessions will be devoted to the ongoing negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the WTO. Courtney Sakai, from Oceana, will chair the session. Here is the detail:

Tuesday, May 19, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm:
Special Session: Key Questions on the Road to a WTO agreement
Chair: Courtney Sakai
Introduction describing the current state of talks on fisheries subsidies at the WTO, including the issues and questions raised by the WTO Chair. Panelists will discuss their recent work and respond to these issues and questions.
Courtney Sakai, Senior Campaign Director, Oceana
Leslie Delagran, Economist, Oceana
Anthony Cox, Senior Economist, Fisheries Policy Division, OECD
Rashid Sumaila, Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Anthony Charles, St. Mary’s University, Halifax

Here is the link to the conference:


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