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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, Wednesday 18 March 2009
Chair David Balton (far left) consults with the Secretariat, including Václav Mikulka (far right), Director of the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS).

The eighth round of informal consultations on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement met for the third day on Wednesday. In the morning plenary, Moderator Morishita presented a summary of the continuing dialogue held Monday and Tuesday. Delegates then began consideration of the preparations for the resumed Review Conference and the next informal consultations, both scheduled for 2010. Following general debate on the substance of both meetings and procedural issues for the resumed Review Conference, elaboration on the timeline, organization of work and agenda for these meetings were deferred to an open-ended drafting group that met throughout the afternoon.

The Drafting Group preparing for the 2010 informal consultations and resumed Review Conference.
Delegates converse at the end of the third day of ICSP-8.
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IISD RS coverage of UNFSA Review Conference, 22-26 May 2006, UNHQ, New York, U.S.
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