PLENARY: The Plenary will resume its discussion of the Chair's negotiating text with Section VII on non-parties to subregional or regional organizations or arrangements.
Look for Sweden's Conference Room Paper, available today as an L. document, that suggests a restructuring of the Chair's negotiating text. The paper aims to reconcile contradictions between the coastal States core group and the distant water fishing States over the scope of application of the Conference. The paper serves as the basis for a final document that has the character of a "forceful political instrument."
PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH WORKING GROUP: The Working Group will reconvene today at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6 with a revised draft (Section I, Paragraph 5, Rev.2) on the Precautionary Approach.