Regime for the high-seas fisheries

The status and prospects

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This survey of the present status of the regime relating to high-seas fisheries focuses on the legal, institutional and management aspects of problems that have arisen since the conclusion of the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea. It discusses means for promoting more effective implementations of the high-seas fisheries regime and proposes some guidelines.



The Existing institutional framework

The provisions of the Convention relating to high-seas fisheries make specific reference to cooperation by States through subregional, regional and global international organizations and provide for cooperative action that can only be achieved by agreements and arrangements by the States concerned. In part, these provisions serve to endorse the activities of those organizations that predate the Convention, but they also serve as an impetus for the creation by States of new subregional and regional organizations designed to promote the conservation and management of die living resources of the high seas.


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