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FISH CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY, 24 JULY 1995

The first meeting of the fifth substantive session of the United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks opened yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York. This session of the Conference will further refine the text contained in the Chair's Draft Agreement (A/CONF.164/22/ Rev.1) in addition to negotiating unfinished business on Articles 14 and 21. Harmonization of the text into all six UN languages is expected toward the end of the second week.