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Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 29, 1993
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001183)
Title (French)

Accord visant à favoriser le respect par les navires de pêche en haute mer des mesures internationales de conservation et de gestion

Title (Spanish)

Acuerdo para promover el cumplimiento de las medidas internacionales de conservación y ordenación por los buques pesqueros que pescan en alta mar

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Förderung der Einhaltung internationaler Erhaltungs- und Bewirtschaftungsmaßnahmen durch Fischereifahrzeuge auf Hoher See

Place of adoption
Rome
Depository
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Apr 24, 2003
Subject
Fisheries, Sea
Keyword
Fishing vessel marking Data collection/reporting Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Fishing vessel Management/conservation International relations/cooperation Enforcement/compliance Dispute settlement Authorization/permit High seas Standards Offences/penalties Registration
Abstract

Objectives: To promote compliance with international conservation and management measures by fishing vessels on the high seas. Summary of provisions: This Agreement was adopted within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. It applies to all fishing vessels used or intended for fishing on the high seas. Vessels of less than 24 metres in length may, however, be exempted from the application of this Agreement (art. II). Parties undertake to, inter alia, take all necessary measures to ensure that fishing vessels entitled to fly their flag do not engage in any activity that undermines the effectiveness of international conservation and management measures (art. III), and adopt enforcement measures in respect of fishing vessels which act in contravention of the provisions of the Agreement. Parties further agree to, when and as appropriate, enter into co-operative agreements or arrangements of mutual assistance, make available to the FAO relevant information (art. IV), and encourage any State non Party to the Agreement to accept it and adopt measures consistent with its provisions (art. VIII).

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Country/Participant

Countries Entry into force Ratification *
Albania
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Brazil
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Cyprus
Egypt
European Union
Georgia
Ghana
Japan
Korea, Republic of
Madagascar
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
United States of America
Uruguay

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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