On Nov. 26th, a commentary on fishery subsidies titled “Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean” co-authored by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Arancha Gonzalez, former Foreign Minister of Spain, Susana Malcorra, former Foreign Minister of Argentina, and James Michel, former President of Republic of Seychelles has been published on Project Syndicate to urge WTO members to “harness their political mandate to protect the health of the ocean and the well-being of society.” (https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/wto-ministerial-conference-ending-harmful-fishing-subsidies-by-helen-clark-et-al-2021-11?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_campaign=page-posts-november21&utm_post-type=link&utm_format=16:9&utm_cre).


Three FMG members (Mercedes Aráoz, former Prime Minister of Peru; Cecilia Malmström, former European Trade Commissioner, and Sergio Marchi, former Minister of International Trade) also signed this commentary.