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    WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies

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    Sustainably managed wild fisheries support food and nutritional security, livelihoods, and cultures (1). Harmful fisheries subsidies‚ÄĒgovernment payments that incentivize overcapacity and lead to overfishing‚ÄĒundermine these benefits yet are increasing globally (2). World Trade Organization (WTO) members have a unique opportunity at their ministerial meeting in November to reach an agreement that eliminates harmful subsidies (3). We‚ÄĒa group of scientists spanning 46 countries and 6 continents‚ÄĒurge the WTO to make this commitment..