Artisanal Fishing: Cameroon Tells WTO Its Not Illegal

During a recent videoconference with the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC), Cameroon, through the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, expressed its opposition to some parties pushing the WTO to classify artisanal fishing as illegal. The government argues that the fishing activity contributes to food security, fights poverty and provides jobs and thus be considered in the agreement being elaborated. Under international law, artisanal fishing is illegal. For instance, earlier this year, the European Union ...

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