The United Nations 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

Informal Consultations of States Parties

Fifteenth round of informal consultations of States Parties to the Agreement, focusing on the topic “Implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management”

Important: The fifteenth round of informal consultations of States Parties to the Agreement, originally scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 May 2020 at United Nations Headquarters in New York pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/18 of 10 December 2019, has been postponed to the second half of 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, the deadline for contributions on the topic of focus of the fifteenth round has been extended to 15 January 2020. Any written contributions received in advance of this date will be posted on this website in accordance with General Assembly resolution 74/18, with the option to provide updates in due course.

In paragraph 61 of resolution 74/18, the General Assembly recalled the recommendation of the resumed Review Conference in 2016 that the informal consultations of States Parties to the Agreement be dedicated, on an annual basis, to the consideration of specific issues arising from the implementation of the Agreement, with a view to improving understanding, sharing experiences and identifying best practices for the consideration of States parties, as well as the General Assembly and the Review Conference.

Pursuant to paragraph 63 of that resolution, the fifteenth round of informal consultations will focus for two days on the topic “Implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management” and will serve for one day as a preparatory meeting for the resumed Review Conference on the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement. Contributions on the topic of focus received in accordance with resolution 74/18 will be posted below in due course.

 

Fourteenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (2 and 3 May 2019)

Report of the fourteenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 2-3 May 2019

List of participants to the fourteenth round of Informal Consultations

Contributions on the topic “Performance reviews of regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements”

Panellist Presentations

Thirteenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (22 and 23 May 2018)

Report of the thirteenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 22-23 May 2018

List of participants to the thirteenth round of Informal Consultations

Twelfth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (22 and 23 March 2016)

Report of the twelfth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 22 March 2016

List of participants to the twelfth round of Informal Consultations

Eleventh round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (16 and 17 March 2015)

Report of the eleventh  round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 16 to 17 March 2015

Provisional table of speakers for the round-table discussion to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (17 March 2015)

UN Web TV - Commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement

Tenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (7 and 8 April 2014)

Report of the tenth  round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 7 to 8 April 2014

List of participants to the tenth round of Informal Consultations

Ninth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties  to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (2010)

Report of the ninth  round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 16 to 17 March 2010

List of participants to the ninth round of Informal Consultations

Eighth round of informal consultations of States parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (2009)

Report of the eighth  round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 16 - 19 March 2009, United Nations, New York

List of participants to the eighth round of Informal Consultations

Sources of available assistance for developing States and the needs of developing States for capacity-building and assistance in the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks Compilation prepared by the Secretariat

Seventh round of Informal Consultations (2008)

Report of the seventh round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, New York, 11 – 12 March 2008, United Nations, New York

List of participants to the seventh round of Informal Consultations

Sixth Informal Consultations (2007)

Report of the sixth Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, 23 to 24 April 2007, United Nations, New York

List of participants to the Sixth Informal Consultations

Fifth Informal Consultations (2006)

Report of the fifth Informal Consultations of States Parties to the 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, 20 to 24 March 2006, United Nations, New York

Fourth informal meeting (2005)

Report of the Fourth Informal Meeting of States Parties to the 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, 31 May to 3 June 2005, United Nations, New York

Third informal meeting (2004)

Report of the Third Informal Meeting of States Parties to the 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, 8-9 July 2004, United Nations, New York

Second informal meeting (2003)

Report of the Second Informal Meeting of States Parties to the 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, held from 23 to 25 July 2003 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

First informal meeting (2002)

Report of the Informal Meeting of States Parties to the 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, New York, 30 - 31 July 2002



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