INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS: Work will continue this morning at 10:30 on the Chair's working paper, "The mechanisms for international cooperation." Discussion on this document should continue through the morning before the group turns to the next of the draft chapters of Nandan's eventual text, "Regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements." If there is time this afternoon, debate will move to the draft circulated yesterday, "Compatibility and coherence between national and international conservation measures for the same stock."
NANDAN'S DRAFT TEXT: Look for more sections of Nandan's draft text to be circulating today. At the outset of yesterday's meeting, Nandan outlined his paper, which he expects to serve as the basis for further discussion and negotiation in the coming months. The proposed chapter headings are: I. The nature of conservation and management measures to be established through cooperation; II. The mechanisms for international cooperation; III. Regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements; IV. Compliance with conservation and management measures; V. Enforcement of high seas fisheries, conservation and management measures; VI. Port State enforcement; VII. Non-parties to a regional or subregional agreement or arrangement; VIII. Dispute settlement; IX. Compatibility and coherence between national and international conservation measures for the same stocks; and, possibly, a review of measures and of any agreement reached during this Conference. There will also be an annex that will contain the revision of the draft paper on data collection that was discussed last week.
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