|WTO: Statement of Scientists to the WTO|
We, the undersigned scientists, are making this statement to express our concern over the possible ramifications of a dispute presently before the World Trade Organization (WTO) that may allow trade considerations to overrule sound scientific-based measures on matters related to the international protection of endangered species.
|WTO: 11/24/98 Analysis of the WTO's Final Ruling Against the United States Sea Turtle Law|
In October 1998, the World Trade Organization ruled against a US law designed to prevent endangered sea turtles from needlessly drowning in shrimp nets around the world. This ruling is a major blow to the protection of sea turtles and the international protection of endangered species and highlights the WTO's continuing brash attack on environmental laws.
|European Greens: the WTO is a Threat to Regional Fisheries|
The world's fisheries are in a state of crisis. Virtually everywhere you look, fish stocks are over-fished and fishing fleets are far too large, while control and surveillance of fishing activities are far too often poor or non-existent.
|WTO: Flying Under Fishermen's Radar|
When trade ministers from 135 nations meet in Seattle for the Third Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) beginning on November 29th, a number of decisions will be made that could have historic implications for the future of fisheries worldwide.
|Something is Fishy in Cancun|
This September, the U.S. is going to muddy the waters in Cancun, Mexico. At the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Cancun, the U.S. and its allies, under the guise of getting tough on fishing subsidies, are pushing a plan to expand the authority of the WTO over our oceans and our national and local marine conservation laws.