Oceans and Law of the Sea

Discussion Panel A

Fisheries and their contribution to sustainable development 




Mr. Serge Garcia 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 

a) Overview of the assessment of the state of the world’s fisheries 
b) Report on the outcome of the 26th session of the Committee on Fisheries

Mr. David Balton 

Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, United States

Report on the outcome of the fourth round of informal consultations of States Parties to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement

Ms. Lori Ridgeway

International Coordination and Policy Analysis, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Report on the outcome of the Conference on the Governance of High Seas Fisheries and the UN Fish Agreement – Moving from Words to Action

Mr. Kjartan Hoydal 

North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)

Report on the outcome of the fourth meeting of Regional Fishery Bodies

Ms. Evelyne Meltzer

Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Global overview of Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Mr. Patrick McGuinness 

International Coalition of Fisheries Association

Commercial/ Large-scale fishing

Bottom-trawling (Video file)

Mr. Javier Garat 

Federación Española de Organizaciones Pesqueras, Spain

Commercial/ Large-scale fishing (English) (Español)

Mr. Mathew Gianni 

International Fisheries Consultant

Deep Sea Biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction

Mr. Fábio Hazin

Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

Artisanal/ Small-scale Fishing

Mr. Sidi El Moctar Ould Mohamed Abdallahi 

Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Mauritania

Les activités de pêche et leur contribution au développement durable en Mauritanie

Mr. Boris Worm

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Global decline of large predatory fishes: causes, consequences and solutions

Mr. Callum Roberts

University of York, United Kingdom

The role of marine protected areas in sustaining fisheries

Ms. Karen Sack

Greenpeace International

Putting humanity before technology

Mr. Sebastian Mathew 

International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, Chennai, India

The role of fisheries, including aquaculture, as a source of employment


Discussion Panel B

Marine Debris 




Mr. Cees van de Guchte

UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, UNEP

Marine Litter

Ms. Seba Sheavly

The Ocean Conservancy

Marine Debris -an Overview of a Critical Issue for Our Oceans

Mr. Thomas Cowan

Northwest Straits Commission

Northwest Straits - Marine Conservation Initiative

Dr. Ilse Kiessling

National Oceans Office, Australia

Derelict fishing gear and other marine debris: Australia and the Asia Pacific

Mrs. Laleta Davis-Mattis

National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica

Marine Debris: Jamaica's response




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