Oceans and Law of the Sea

Full texts of contributions from Member States and entities, United Nations agencies, programmes and bodies, as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to the report of the Secretary-General on sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

Updated on 28 November 2012

Disclaimer: Contributions made available below have been provided in response to a request for information pursuant to paragraph 162 of General Assembly resolution 66/68 and have been posted in the form in which they were received, for information purposes only, with the consent of the contributor. The views expressed therein are solely those of the contributing State or entity, specialized agency, intergovernmental or non-governmental organization and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations. The United Nations takes no responsibility for the content of these contributions.

Contributions from Member States and entities

  1. Bahrain (English*, Arabic)
  2. Kuwait
  3. Mexico (English*, Spanish)
  4. New Zealand (Report, Executive Summary)
  5. Philippines
  6. Russian Federation (English*, Russian)
  7. Turkey
  8. European Union (Part I, Part II)
* UN Translation

Contributions from specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Executive Summary, Questionnaire)
  3. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  5. International Maritime Organization
  6. World Trade Organization

Contributions from regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements

  1. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
  2. International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Annex, Recommendations)
  3. Interim secretariat for the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean
  4. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization [Executive Summary only]
  5. North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
  6. Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (Report, Appendix C, Appendix D)

Contributions from non-governmental organizations

  1. Pew Environment Group
  2. WWF International

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