CHILEAN WORKING PAPER: The delegation of Chile submitted a working paper on "Restricting Port Access and Enforcement of Conservation and Management Measures for Marine Living Resources". The paper deals with the issues of port State jurisdiction over foreign vessels while being voluntarily present in its ports. The option of restricting access to ports as a means of enforcing conservation and management measures in the high seas is also examined. Provisions made in bilateral treaties between States for access to ports, multilateral treaties on fishing and conservation of high seas living resources, legislative obligations for States to comply with the obligation to promulgate landing prohibitions, pre-GATT fisheries agreements, and the WTO work programme of its Committee for the Environment are also described.
INFORMAL PLENARY: The informal Plenary will resume this morning at 10:00 am in Conference Room 4. The Chair will continue with negotiations on Part V, Articles 19 and 20, dealing with Compliance and Enforcement. Following conclusion of Part V, the Chair will move to negotiations on Part VII, dealing with the Requirements of Developing States.
NGO ACTIVITIES: NGO representatives will continue their consultations in Conference Room A.