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The Quest for Sustainable International Fisheries: Regional Efforts To Implement the 1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement: An Overview for the May 2006 Review Conference

By: Evelyne Meltzer

448 pages, Figs, tabs

NRC Research Press

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #172919 | ISBN-13: 9780660197241
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $163/€154 approx

About this book

The United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA) represents a major international effort to improve fisheries governance, resource recovery amd sustainable development of international fisheries. Straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks are especially vulnerable to overexploitation because of ineffective management regimes and non-compliance by fishing interests. This book explains the international legal framework, summarizes the state of the fisheries, and outlines the efforts of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) to adopt and implement key elements of UNFSA. Includes matrices and maps of RFMOs.

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