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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STRADDLING FISH STOCKS AND HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH STOCKS CONFERENCE, 3-7 APRIL 1995

The Fourth Substantive Session of the United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks completed its second week of work in New York at United Nations Headquarters. This session of the Conference is scheduled to meet from 27 March until 12 April 1995. The Conference opened with general statements and was followed by debate on the Chair's Draft Agreement, contained in UN document A/CONF.164/22, which had been presented at the conclusion of the Third Substantive Session of the Conference. The second week of this session was devoted to concluding debate on the Chair's Draft Agreement. Nandan concluded informal Plenary negotiations at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings to conduct informal consultations. He continued with informal consultations on Friday morning before briefly resuming Plenary to announce the issuance of his revised text and a suggested work programme to commence informal negotiations on his revised Draft Agreement. General statements were made before lunch when Nandan adjourned the Conference. He continued with informal consultations on Friday afternoon on issues of enforcement and enclaves.