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Eighth Round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the UNFSA (Fish Stocks Agreement)

16-19 March 2009 | UN headquarters, New York, US

Daily highlights, Tuesday 17 March 2009
Delegates discuss the morning's proceedings before going to lunch.

The eighth round of informal consultations on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement met for the second day on Tuesday, and concluded discussion of the agenda item on continuing dialogue. In the morning, delegates completed consideration of the item on capacity building and then considered the compatibility of conservation and management measures for the high seas with those of areas under national jurisdiction. In the afternoon, delegates considered cooperation in enforcement and port State measures. Moderator Morishita said he expected to present a written summary Wednesday morning.

L-R: Katy Lin, Australia; and Zhou Yong, China.
Driss Meski, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, prepares to give his presentation on compatibility of conservation and management measures. Ambassador David Balton in the background.
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