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Each year, the Center for Oceans Law and Policy of the University of Virginia School of Law hosts a conference on a topical subject. The twenty-fourth meeting was co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and held in March 2000 at its Rome headquarters. The conference, Current Fisheries Issues and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, featured two days of presentations from many of the world's formost experts on global fisheries. The published conference proceedings include papers by the Honorable Frank E. Loy, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, Department of State, USA; Rudiger Wolfrum, Judge at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea; and Gerald Moore, former Legal Counsel to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Topics discussed include recent developments and issues relating to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, the Law of the Sea Convention, and the FAO Compliance Agreement. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing is also examined, as well as the International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and future directions in fisheries management.
Prefatory Note. Note by the Editors. Introductory Remarks; D.A. Harcharik. Keynote Address; F.E. Loy. Panel I: UN Fish Stocks Agreement: Recent Developments and Issues; M.H. Nordquist. The Draft Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean; M.W. Lodge. Science and Fisheries Management Entering the New Millennium; D. Butterworth. Developments in the Southeast Atlantic, 1997-1999; A. Jackson. Panel II: Compliance Agreement, Global Issues, and Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing; G. Moore. The FAO Compliance Agreement; G. Moore. High Seas Fishing Vessel Database; R. Grainger. Making the New Rules Work: Implementation of the Global Fisheries Instruments; D. Balton. Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing; K. Bray. Panel III: Implementation of UN Convention, Compliance Agreement, and UN Fish Stocks Agreement; L. Christy. Implementing the 1982 UN Convention, the FAO Compliance Agreement, and the UN Fish Stocks Agreement; W. Edeson. Implementing the Law of the Sea Convention, the FAO Compliance Agreement, and the UN Fish Stocks Agreement: A View from the World Bank; D. Freestone. Distant Water State Perspectives; I. Nomura. Southern Bluefin Tuna Dispute; J.-J. Maguire. FAO Rights-Based Fisheries Management Perspective; R. Shotton. Rights-Based Fisheries: A Legal Overview; C. Leria, A. Van Houtte. Panel IV: International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Z.S. Karnicki. Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries: Development and Implementation Considerations; D.J. Doulman. Implementing the International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; P.D. Dalton. The FISHCODE Project: Achievements; S.C. Venema. Panel V: Compliance; M.H. Nordquist. The Role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; R. Wolfrum. Compliance; E. Wiseman, R. Steinbock. Legal Aspects of Implementing the FFA Vessel Monitoring System; B. Kuemlangan. Vessel Monitoring Systems; A.R. Smith. Panel VI: Future Directions in Fisheries Management; M.H. Nordquist. Iceland's Proposal about Fisheries Subsidies; T. Ibsen. The Precautionary Approach to Fisheries: Progress Review and Main Issues (1995-2000); S.M. Garcia. The International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity: Retrospect and Prospect; D. Greboval. Eco-labelling in Fisheries Management; K. Cochrane, R. Willmann. Cumulative Index of Authors and titles Volumes 1-24 (1977-2000).