2020 deadline missed

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed that negotiators will not reach a fisheries subsidies deal by the end of 2020. Although this means that they will miss the SDG target 14.6 deadline to prohibit the subsidies that drive overfishing, the WTO emphasized that members remain committed to this issue, stating that WTO members aim to build on this year’s momentum to finalize an agreement early in 2021.