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Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

23-27 May 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York

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The Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA, or the Agreement) opened today at the UN Headquarters in New York.

In the morning, delegates addressed administrative matters, including appointments to the Bureau, and adopted the agenda and the organization of work. Participants then delivered general statements, highlighting concerns related to the performance of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, flag state responsibilities, climate change impacts, and data gaps.

In the afternoon, participants continued general statements and heard presentations on the report of the twelfth Informal Consultations of States Parties (ICSP) (ICSP12/UNFSA/INF.3) and the status of the Assistance Fund (A/CONF.210/2016/2). Delegates then focused on the review of the implementation of the recommendations adopted at the 2006 and 2010 meetings and proposed means of strengthening the substance and methods of implementation of the provisions of the Agreement.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports from the Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has also published a summary & analysis from this meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
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Plenary

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UN Office of Legal Affairs/Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS) Director, Fábio Hazin, President of the Conference, Dmitry Goncher, UNDOALOS Secretariat and Michele Ameri, UNDOALOS Secretariat

Michael Brakke, US

Margo Deiye, Nauru


Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, International Union for
Conservation of Nature, IUCN

Igor Bailen,
the Phillipines


Fábio Hazin, President
of the Conference

Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel


John Brincat,
the EU

Driss Meski, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)


Kengo Tanaka, Japan

Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile


Inge Dulin, Norway

Arnór Snæbjörnsson, Iceland


Oleg Rykov, The Russian Federation

Amb. Peter Thomson, Fiji


 

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS Director,
and Luke Daunivalu, Fiji

Joan Yang, Nauru, Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands
and Thembile Joyini, South Africa



Joan Yang, Nauru, and Timothy Adams, Nauru Advisor



Delegate read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin in the morning.



IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).