United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (Unfsa)

Fifteenth round of informal consultations by states parties to the agreement, focusing on implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, compiling recommendations and information adopted at the 2006 Review Conference on the Implementation of Recommendations by States and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Arrangements – Secretariat Note , the agreement recognises the importance of monitoring, monitoring, monitoring and enforcement in fisheries management and considers that flag state obligations and implementation cooperation are strengthened, including through boarding and inspection on the high seas, (a) facilitating the participation of representatives of developing countries, particularly least developed countries and small island developing states. , which are parties to the agreement, meetings and activities of regional and sub-regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements. (c) support ongoing and upcoming negotiations for new regional or sub-regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements in areas where these bodies do not currently exist, with a view to renegotiating agreements to create these organizations and arrangements and to strengthen existing regional and sub-regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements , in accordance with the agreement. The review conference, held in New York from May 22 to 26, 2006, was tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the agreement in ensuring the conservation and management of straddling and large migratory fish stocks, verifying and assessing the adequacy of its provisions and proposing, where appropriate, ways to strengthen the content and methods of implementation of these provisions in order to better address persistent conservation and conservation problems. management of these stocks. The agreement requires the application of the precautionary approach and ecosystem approaches for the conservation and management of straddling and large migratory fish stocks, as well as the compatibility of measures on the high seas and measures for areas under national jurisdiction.