• Resolution on Trade Rules of Fish and Fishery Products in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2001
  • Resolution on Trade Rules of Fish and Fishery Products
  • We participants in the ICFO plenary meeting held on 14 October, 2001 in Seoul, Republic of Korea,
  • Recognizing the important roles and functions we have as national level fisheries cooperative organizations for safeguarding the interest of our respective member organizations as well as their member fishers,
  • Calling for ensuring sustainable utilization of fisheries resources as well as fair and equitable trade by establishing equitable trade rules of fish and fishery products at WTO,
  • Calling for ensuring sustainable utilization of fisheries resources as well as fair and equitable trade by establishing equitable trade rules of fish and fishery products at WTO,
  • 1. To establish such trade rules that would contribute to sustainable utilization of fisheries
  • resources, while controlling fisheries activities that neglect stock levels and do not comply with conservation and management rules;
  • 2. To establish such trade rules in which considerations are given to ensuring conservation and management of resources, stable
  • supply of safe fish and fishery products, as well as multiple roles and functions of fishery and fishing communities;
  • 3. To establish effective tariff measures by duly giving considerations to ensuring fishers’ right for livelihood; and
  • 4. To leave considerations on fishery subsidies to FAO and other agencies who have in-depth knowledge on fisheries.
  • 14 October, 2001
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea