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SECTION X -- REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES

The EU, supported by Korea and Sweden, said that the FAO is the organization best prepared to deal with the reports in paragraph 57. The US, supported by New Zealand, said that he would be happy to see annual reporting. He also stated, regarding paragraph 58, that a full review of the implementation of these important principles should occur three years from the date of adoption of this text. Peru said that under paragraph 57, reports should be sent to both FAO and the General Assembly, since FAO is only a technical body and cannot take further action if compliance is lacking. New Zealand said a legally-binding instrument would not obviate the need for a review conference. The Solomon Islands and Australia supported the RNT as it stands. The Russian Federation said that FAO should not have to do all of the work. Canada, supported by Uruguay, Morocco and Poland, expressed a reservation with the first sentence of paragraph 57. Sweden favored retention of reporting to the CSD.