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Issue No:86
  • :0973-1121
  • :November
  • :2021

Samudra Report No.86, November 2021


Time to Shift Gear
It is high time that negotiations on subsidies at the WTO result in an agreement whose primary goal is transparency and universality in fisheries conservation and management measures
The draft Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (WT/MIN(21)/W/5) from the Chair of the Negotiation Group on Rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ought to be welcomed. This text is to facilitate the final negotiations ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held soon in Geneva (30 November to 3 December)....

Obituary / Fabio Hazin

A Lifetime of Reflection

Professor, scientist, fisheries engineer, researcher and Brazil’s representative in international negotiations on fisheries management, FábioHissa Vieira Hazin succumbed to COVID-19 on 8 June 2021, World Oceans Day

This obituary is by Beatriz Mesquita Pedrosa Ferreira (, researcher at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (Fundaj) in Recife-PE, Brazil, Member of ICSF and former student of Dr. Fabio Hazin

Fabio Hazin was stricken with COVID-19 a week before the opening of vaccination for university professors in Recife, his hometown in Brazil. His health deteriorated rapidly. He was hospitalized for 11 days, eight on a ventilator. In the end he died of intracranial bleeding.

A workaholic by nature, Fabio was invariably committed to several projects, supported by a wide range of students and professionals. The son of an important fishing entrepreneur, he grew up amidst lobster boats and fishermen, which led him to earn a degreee in fisheries engineering. After graduating and having experienced the profession as an entrepreneur, he decided to enter academia. He went to Japan on a Mombusho scholarship and did his Masters and PhD in Marine Science and Technology/Fisheries Oceanography at Tokyo University...

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