Highlights and images for 24 May 2016


The Resumed Review Conference reconvened on Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates continued their discussion on the review of the implementation of the recommendations adopted at the 2006 and 2010 meetings, including recommendations relating to the conservation and management of stocks and recommendations on mechanisms for international cooperation and non-members.

On the conservation and management of stocks, delegates discussed: reduction of fishing capacity to levels commensurate with the sustainability of fish stocks; elimination of subsidies that contribute to IUU fishing, overfishing and overcapacity; lost or abandoned fishing gear and discards; data collection and sharing of information; FAO data arrangements and the global fisheries statistics database; conservation and management of sharks; conservation and management measures for deep-sea fisheries; determination of reference points for specific stocks; science-policy interface; rebuilding and recovery strategies; by-catch management; compliance with obligations as members or cooperating non-members of RFMOs and arrangements; and establishment of new RFMOs and arrangements.

On mechanisms for international cooperation and non-members, delegates discussed a number of issues related to RFMOs, including: strengthening mandates and measures; performance reviews and best practice guidelines; strengthening and enhancing cooperation; participation; and decision-making rules and procedures.

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.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Ángeles Estrada
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