Recommended Best Practices for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Report of an independent panel to develop a model for improved governance by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations.
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Lodge, Michael W.
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One of the great innovations of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement of 1995 was to place regional fi sheries management organizations (RFMOs) at the heart of international fi sheries management. It was hoped that a multilateral set of rules which created a stronger legal basis for RFMOs to manage the stocks in their jurisdictions, even vis-à-vis non-member countries, would rescue the bulk of the world’s fi sheries from the tragedy of the commons. However, the reality has been different: high seas fi sheries have continued to decline. The FAO’s recently released State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006 reveals a stark picture: more than two-thirds of high seas fi sh stocks are either depleted or at high risk of collapse, especially the straddling stocks that move between national maritime waters and the high seas. RFMO performance has not lived up to expectation. The FAO publication went on to say that ‘strengthening RFMOs in order to conserve and manage fi sh stocks more effect.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
ISBN978 1 86203 188 3
CitationLodge, M.W. et al (2007) Recommended Best Practices for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Report of an independent panel to develop a model for improved governance by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations. London, UK, Chatham House, 160pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-958