Informal consultations continued on Tuesday in Conference Room 2. At the outset of the meeting, the Chair, Satya Nandan, commented that the purpose of these informal meetings was to exchange views on specific aspects. He requested specific comments on the working drafts that he has circulated in order to incorporate all concerns into the final draft paper that will serve as the basis for future discussion and negotiation.
In addition to the papers distributed yesterday, Nandan circulated a new draft on compatibility and coherence between national and international conservation measures for the same stocks. One delegate requested that this latter document be discussed first, as it must be looked at in conjunction with all the other papers. Another responded that although this is a valid point, there was no opportunity to examine this paper. Thus, discussion began on the nature of conservation and management measures to be established through cooperation.