supported a legally-binding regime that sets out
conservation and management measures for conservation of fish
stocks, surveillance and control of fishing practices, an
enforcement regime and a model for compulsory, binding dispute
settlement. Brazil also expects the establishment of a
legally binding instrument to prevent the depletion of straddling
and highly migratory fish stocks. Papua New Guinea said
there is need for fisheries reform and ecologically sound
conservation within EEZs and on the high seas. Options for a
legally and politically binding outcome of the fisheries Conference
include a global treaty, a protocol to UNCLOS, and/or regulations
or norms of conduct implementing UNCLOS once it enters into force.
What is needed is political will to accept, implement and be bound
by agreements in the high seas regime.