USA: fisheries subsidies and bilateral - plurilateral trade agreements

Apparently, the US is clearly making the case for including fisheries subsidies disciplines in trade agreements with other countries. Ambassador Demetrios J Marantis, Deputy US Trade Representative, was quoted to say, at at a press conference in Brunei Darussalamon on 27 February 2012:

"One of the problems that we face in the world of environmental conservation is subsidies that have a result of depleting fishery resources and so as part of the TPP, we're working on ways to discipline fisheries subsidies to ensure that they are compatible with environmental conservation"

Here is a link to an online article with the above quote:


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