Sixth Informal Consultations of States Parties to the UNFSA

23-24 April 2007 | United Nations headquarters, New York

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The sixth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA or the Agreement) convened from 23-24 April 2007, at UN headquarters in New York. The sixth informal consultations were convened under General Assembly resolution 61/105 of 8 December 2006, and considered: the national, regional, subregional and global implementation of the Agreement; progress in the implementation of the outcomes of the Review Conference of the Agreement convened by the Secretary-General pursuant to Article 36 of the Agreement; and preparatory steps for the resumption of the Review Conference.

A side event on recommended criteria for reviewing the performance of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) was also convened in the margins of the informal consultations. The side event made progress towards a drafting a list of suggested criteria for RFMO review, which will be forwarded to tuna RFMOs for further consideration and to all other RFMOs for informational purposes. More information.

Photos from Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Tuesday afternoon Plenary chaired by Holly Koehler, US
Dean Bialek, Australia, during the side event
Mario Aguilar, Mexico, during Plenary
Front table during the Tuesday morning part of the side event.
Canadian delegates conferring
Photos from Monday, 23 April 2007
Delegates at work
Chair David Balton
Lisa Speer, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Serge Beslier, EC
Václav Mikulka, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS)
Tomas Heidar, Iceland
Dean Bialek, Australia
Alistair Graham, WWF
Driss Meski, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
Side event on criteria for reviewing the performance of RFMOs
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