Plenary heard two statements.
Russian Federation: Mr. Vladimir F. Korelsky stated that this sixth session is intended to conclude negotiations, but an array of provisions remain in question. The Draft Agreement identifies, but does not solve the problems with Articles 13 and 14, which require special rules, and absent appropriate language the Russian Federation cannot adopt the Agreement. Articles 22 and 29 also continue to arouse concern.
Philippines: Dep. Maria Lourdes V. Ramiro-Lopez stressed the importance of Article 3 (3) to the conservation programmes of developing nations, and supported retaining the language as currently drafted. She reiterated the need to strengthen measures that protect the welfare of fishworkers and crew members, particularly those who are not nationals of the flag vessel, and proposed an additional paragraph for Article 21 calling for increased protection.