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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

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Aug 4, 1995
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001237)
Title (French)

Accords aux fins des dispositions de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer du 10 décembre 1982 relatives à la conservation et la gestion des stocks de poissons dont les déplacements s'effectuent tant à l'intérieur qu'au-delà des zones économiques exclusives (stocks chevauchants) et des stocks de poissons grands migrateurs

Title (Spanish)

Acuerdo sobre la aplicación de las disposiciones de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar de 10 de diciembre de 1982 relativas a la conservación y ordenación de las poblaciones de peces transzonales y las poblaciones de peces altamente migratorias

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Durchführung der Bestimmungen des Seerechtsübereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen vom 10.12.1982 über die Erhaltung und Bewirtschaftung von gebietsübergreifenden Fischbeständen und Beständen weit wandernder Fische

Place of adoption
New York
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Dec 11, 2001
Subject
Fisheries, Sea
Keyword
Policy/planning Bycatch Biodiversity Artisanal fishing
Abstract

United Kingdom: On 19 December 2003, an instrument of ratification was lodged by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). On 3 December 1999, an instrument of ratification was lodged and deposited 10 December 2001 with respective declarations by the United Kingdom on behalf of Pitcaim, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. Objectives: To ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks. Summary of provisions: The area to which the Agreement applies is defined in Part I (article 3). The Agreement is further constituted by twelve parts, as follows: Part II provides general principles for the adoption of conservation and management measures for straddling stocks and highly migratory fish stocks, including the precautionary principle. Part III provides mechanisms for international co-operation concerning such stocks; Part IV concerns non-members and non-participants; Part V deals with duties of the flag State; and Part VI with compliance and enforcement of conservation and management measures. Part VII draws attention to the special needs of developing States, Part VIII sets a peaceful settlement of disputes mechanism, and Part IX calls for Parties to encourage non-parties to become Parties and/or to comply with the Agreement. A review conference is programmed four years after the date of entry into force of the Agreement, to review it and assess the adequacy of its provisions (Part XII).

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