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A/CONF.164/13:

The negotiating text prepared by the Chair says that flag States whose vessels fish on the high seas shall take the necessary measures to ensure that their vessels comply with regional or subregional conservation and management measures. These measures should include: cooperation in monitoring, control and surveillance; control of vessels flying their flag on the high seas by means of fishing licenses and other administrative means; implementation of quotas and other control measures; establishment of a national record of fishing vessels; requirements for catch verification and validation through observer programmes, inspection schemes and monitoring of landed catches; installation and use of satellite transmitter equipment; regulation of transshipment; requiring compliance with international minimum standards for responsible fishing practices; and education and information programmes.