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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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Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS Director, and Fábio Hazin, President of the Conference

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Highlights for Friday, 27 May 2016

Participants at the Resumed Review Conference spent the morning and afternoon discussing the draft outcome of the resumed Review Conference on the Agreement, both in plenary and in the drafting committee.

Delegates adopted the outcome by consensus and agreed to continue the informal consultations and keep the Agreement under review through the resumption of the Review Conference at a date not earlier than 2020. President Hazin closed the meeting at 5:59 pm.
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IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports from the 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. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has also published a summary & analysis from this meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of the UNFSA Resumed Review Conference will be available on Monday, 30 May 2016.
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Plenary

Fábio Hazin, President of the Conference, and Dmitry Goncher, UNDOALOS Secretariat

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS


Draft Text

Oleg Rykov, Russian Federation


Marshall Islands delegation

Eva Vázquez, EU


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Highlights for Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Resumed Review Conference convened for its penultimate day on Thursday at the UN Headquarters in New York. In the morning and afternoon, delegates discussed the draft text for the outcome of the Resumed Review Conference. A drafting committee continued discussion on the draft text into the evening.

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Plenary

Driss Meski, ICCAT

Stephen Willoughby, Barbados, and Craig Powell, Bahamas



Kengo Tanaka, and Chiaki Mizugaki, Japan

Renée Sauvé, Canada


Matthew Camilleri, FAO, and Dorothy Wanja Nyingi, IISD RS, Kenya

Patrick Moran, US, and Daniela Diz, IISD RS, Brazil

 

Highlights for Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Delegates at the Resumed Review Conference met on Wednesday 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 on MCS and compliance and enforcement and on developing states and non-parties. Participants also discussed the issues of labor conditions and the avoidance of the transfer of a disproportionate burden of conservation action to developing states.

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Plenary

Oleg Rykov, The Russian Federation

Thembile Joyini, South Africa

Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, UNDOALOS Director

Driss Meski, ICCAT

Highlights for Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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


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John Brincat, the EU

Terje Lobach, and Inge Dulin, Norway

Michael Brakke, the US


Highlights for Monday, 23 May 2016

The Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA, or the Agreement) opened today at the UN Headquarters in New York.

In the morning, delegates addressed administrative matters, including appointments to the Bureau, and adopted the agenda and the organization of work. Participants then delivered general statements, highlighting concerns related to the performance of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, flag state responsibilities, climate change impacts, and data gaps.

In the afternoon, participants continued general statements and heard presentations on the report of the twelfth Informal Consultations of States Parties (ICSP) (ICSP12/UNFSA/INF.3) and the status of the Assistance Fund (A/CONF.210/2016/2). Delegates then focused on the review of the implementation of the recommendations adopted at the 2006 and 2010 meetings and proposed means of strengthening the substance and methods of implementation of the provisions of the Agreement.

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Plenary

Fábio Hazin, President
of the Conference

Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel


 

Kengo Tanaka, Japan

Cristian Laborda Mora, Chile


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