THE 47TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The resolution establishing the Conference on Straddling Fish
Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (47/192) was adopted by the
General Assembly on 22 December 1992. The resolution says that the
Conference, drawing on scientific and technical studies by FAO,
- Identify and assess existing problems related to the conservation and management of highly migratory and straddling fish stocks;
- Consider means of improving fisheries cooperation among States; and
The resolution also says that the Conference should take into
account relevant activities at all levels with a view to promoting
effective implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention on
the Law of the Sea on straddling and highly migratory fish stocks.
The resolution also stipulated that the Conference should complete
its work "as early as possible" in advance of the 49th session of
- Formulate appropriate recommendations.