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Title Report of the Bergen Conference on Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries. 26-28 September 2006. Bergen (Norway)
Abstract In 2001 Iceland hosted a Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem, organised jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and with the co-sponsorship of Norway. A new conference, organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Governments of Iceland and Norway, with technical support of FAO, was held in Bergen, Norway from 26 to 28 September 2006 to address progress made towards implementing the ecosystem approach to fisheries. An ecosystem approach for sustainable use is central to the implementation of international agreements such as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Its principles are also embodied in the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and in binding law such as the UN Fish Stocks Agreement. A political commitment to implementing the ecosystem approach by incorporating ecosystem considerations into fisheries management resulted from the 2001 Reykjavik Conference. The need to incorporate the ecosystem approach in responsible fisheries was reaffirmed and consolidated at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002, where a target year of 2010 was set for its achievement.
Year 2006
Format Book (electronic)
Infotype Best Practice;
Subject Enabling environment for markets to improve livelihoods