Australia: Senator the Hon. Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism
UK: Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Business and Trade
UK: Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade
USA: H.E. Ms Katherine Tai, WTO Trade Representative
South Africa: Minister Ebrahim Patel
Canada: Minister Mary Ng
India: Minister Shri Piyush Goyal (India)
If your country is not listed above, please use the template below. You can simply copy / paste and send to your trade representative. Feel free to make any modifications.
You can find a full list of WTO delegates for each member state below.
Dear Trade Representative,
I am writing to urgently request that my government does everything within its power to support the ratification of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Fishing Subsidies.
Our seas are currently in crisis: 35% of global marine stocks are overexploited and IUU fishing is a big part of the problem. Overfishing threatens not only marine life, but also the livelihoods and nutritional status of populations around the world.
The new agreement will ban subsidies for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the fishing of overfished stock and end subsidies for fishing on the unregulated high seas, an area which covers two thirds of the world’s oceans. The agreement will also be the first of the Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG’s) to be achieved, by making SDG 14 Target 6 a reality.
The WTO Agreement on Fishing Subsidies is a starting point for averting disaster, but it requires the ratification of two thirds of WTO members in order to come into force.
I demand that my government take action to prevent the catastrophe of a dead ocean.
Thank you for your support in protecting our oceans for future generations.