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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: The Conference will continue consideration of A/CONF.164/10, "A guide to the issues before the conference prepared by the Chairman." Debate today will move to the next two issues on Nandan's list, which relate to regional arrangements, "The mechanisms for cooperation" and "Responsibilities of regional fisheries organizations or arrangements." The two questions posed by the Chair are: How should the mechanism for cooperation in respect of the two stocks be established? and What should be the responsibilities of regional organizations or other regional arrangements concerning the two types of fish stocks? In response to yesterday's request by the Chair, look for governments to comment in greater detail on the gathering of scientific data and information, particularly in relation to stock assessments.