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STRADDLING FISH STOCKS AND HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH STOCKS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, 14 MARCH 1994

The first meeting of the second substantive session of the United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks opened yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York. The Conference is expected to make progress towards an international agreement on the conservation and management of fish stocks in international waters. Negotiations will center on the draft text prepared by the Chair of the Conference, Satya Nandan, at the conclusion of the first substantive session held during July 1993.