The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) has released a new discussion paper on fisheries to coincide with the second session of the PrepCom for a new agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
The discussion paper, High seas fisheries: what role for a new international instrument?, is available here: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/High-seas-fisheries-what-role-for-a-new-international-instrument
This discussion paper is accompanied by a short brief, An overview of vulnerable marine ecosystem closures, available here: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/An-overview-of-vulnerable-marine-ecosystem-closures
We are interested in hearing your comments and feedback, which would help us to further develop these proposals.
Two previous publications may also be of interest to those following the negotiations:
- The Long and Winding Road Continues, a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the process, available here: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/The-long-and-winding-road-continues-Towards-a-new-agreement-on-high-seas-governance; and
- Advancing marine biodiversity protection in areas beyond national jurisdiction through regional fisheries management, which provides an overview of closures of vulnerable marine ecosystems made under existing General Assembly resolutions, available here: http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Advancing-marine-biodiversity-protection-through-regional-fisheries-management-a-review-of-high-seas-bottom-fisheries-closures