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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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John Brincat, the EU

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.

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Plenary

Don Syne, New Zealand

Carrie McDougall, Australia


Matthew Camilleri, FAO

Renée Sauvé, Canada


Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS Director, Fábio Hazin, President of the Conference, Dmitry Goncher, UNDOALOS Secretariat and Michele Ameri, UNDOALOS Secretariat


Terje Lobach, and Inge Dulin, Norway

Michael Brakke, the US


Jun-Re Kim, the Republic of Korea

Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile


Raraimi Abnalnoo, Oman

Javier Garat, International Coalition of Fisheries Asociations (ICFA)


Patrick Luna, Brazil

Alastair Macfarlane, ICFA


Patrick Moran, the US

James Ndirangu Waweru, Kenya



Elise Stull, Federated States of Micronisia (FSM), and Rishi Bukoree, Mauritius

Glen Joseph, the Marshall Islands


Margo Deiye, Nauru

Fábio Hazin, President
of the Conference





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).