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CHAIR'S SUMMARY OF THE GENERAL DEBATE

The Chair, Satya Nandan, opened the meeting by summarizing the three previous days of general debate. He said that the discussion satisfied the first substantive item in the mandate of this Conference, as stated in resolution 47/192: "Identify and assess existing problems related to the conservation and management of highly migratory and straddling fish stocks." Nandan highlighted a number of issues where there appears to be convergence, including:

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