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World Trade Organization should abolish fisheries subsidies, stop crisis

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UBC professor and author Daniel Pauly, is also director of the Sea Around Us, which studies and mitigates the impact of fisheries. 'I write about what is, and fight for what I think ought to be—whether or not I will be successful in the end is irrelevant. The same applies to anyone fighting, whether against climate change or for the health of our oceans. Nothing will change without action.' Photograph courtesy of the Sea Around Us & the University of British Columbia
By Kate Malloy      

The world’s fisheries are in a crisis, but there is a way forward, says one of Canada’s leading experts, Daniel Pauly, author of the recently released book, Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries. Prof. Pauly, who teaches at the University of British Columbia and directs the Sea Around Us, an initiative focused on mitigating the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems, says the World Trade Organization should abolish subsidies to fishing globally and he says leading fishing countries should rebuild their decimated fish populations.

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