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Published on Oct 8, 2019
David Attenborough says a global agreement to end harmful fisheries subsidies is possible. The 164 member governments of the World Trade Organization have pledged to reach a deal before 2020.
These subsidies, worth tens of billions in public money, are keeping destructive fishing activities afloat. They enable large industrial fishing boats to fish, even when fish stocks could collapse. They make it harder for small-scale fishermen to thrive and contribute to illegal fishing.
Talks are at a critical stage so we ask that you share this video by Sir David Attenborough encouraging governments to get a deal across the line.
The film has been produced in collaboration with Friends of Ocean Action, Silverback Films, the World Economic Forum and WWF.
http://www.weforum.org/ The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.