How much longer will it take? A ten-year review of the implementation of United Nations General Assembly resolutions 61/105, 64/72 and 66/68 on the management of bottom fisheries in areas beyond national jurisdiction
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), together with its member organizations, has advocated for the application of the precautionary and ecosystem approach to the management of deep-sea fisheries since 2004. It has worked since 2006 to achieve the implementation of the UNGA’s resolutions at relevant RFMOs and through other regional negotiating processes, as well as in the national capitals of a number of high seas fishing States. Based on this experience, supplemented by extensive research, the DSCC has prepared this report to assist the UNGA in its review in 2016 and to address the following question: How effectively have the resolutions been implemented?