Report of the FAO Workshop on the Implementation of the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas - Challenges and Ways Forward, Busan, Republic of Korea, 10-12 May 2010

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 948

Report of the FAO Workshop on the Implementation of the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas
Challenges and Ways Forward, Busan, Republic of Korea, 10-12 May 2010




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Report of the FAO Workshop on the Implementation of the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas - Challenges and Ways Forward, Busan, Republic of Korea, 10-12 May 2010.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 948. Rome, FAO. 2011. 74p.

A Workshop to analyse the challenges and propose ways forward for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas (adopted in 2008) (FAO Deep-sea Guidelines) was held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 10 to 12 May 2010. The meeting was attended by participants from a wide range of disciplines, experience and geographic areas. The report is divided in two parts. Part 1 provides the meeting summary and the main conclusions and recommendations with respect to general considerations, governance, support to developing countries, management issues, compliance and enforcement, vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) and review and implementation processes. Part 2 contains the background documents on: (i) issues with respect to fisheries management in areas where there are regional fisheries management organizations/arrangements (RFMO/As); (ii) VMEs in areas where there are RFMO/As; and (iii) both topics in areas where there are no RFMO/As.

It was concluded that the current Workshop provided a good opportunity to establish an overall view of implementation and discuss challenges faced. However, given that many states and RFMO/As have only just begun to address many of the provisions in the FAO Deep-sea Guidelines and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolutions for the purpose of their implementation it was suggested that additional meetings to evaluate the challenges and potential solutions in the implementation should be planned for the future. Additional evaluations of the implementation of the FAO Guidelines could also encourage relevant parties and stakeholders to continue their efforts on implementation. Specific programmes of work and activities that will be needed to advance implementation of the FAO Deep-sea Guidelines were also developed.



Table of Contents


PART 1: REPORT OF THE EXPERT WORKSHOP

OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION

Session 1: Fisheries management in areas where a competent RFMO/A is in existence

Session 2: Identifying vulnerable marine ecosystems

Session 3: Fisheries management in areas where an RFMO/A is not in place

SPECIAL EVENT

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIXES



1. Agenda
2. Matrix of issues
3. List of participants


PART 2: EXPERT CONSULTATION BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

Challenges to RFMOs in applying the international guidelines on the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas
(by Ross Shotton)

Review of progress on implementation of the international guidelines for the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas - experience of RFMO/As with identifying and protecting VMEs (by Jake Rice)

Workshop on the implementation of the international guidelines for the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas - Implementation of these guidelines in areas where no competent RFMO/A is in place (by Dave Japp)




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