This menu organises news, documents, projects, profiles and links into key topics, and the menu along the top divides the contents of the site by type.
Development, communities and livelihoods
Environment, biodiversity and fish stocks
18th Apr 13Managed by Chatham House
Financed by DEFRA
Actions Taken by States and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Arrangements to Give Effect to Paragraphs 83 to 90 of General Assembly Resolution 61/105 of 8 December 2006 on Sustainable Fisheries
This report follows the UN General Assembly resolution 61/105, in which the General Assembly requested States and RFMOs and other fisheries bodies to sustainably manage fisheries, regulate bottom fisheries and protect vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs). The report describes the most vulnerable marine ecosystems and the impacts of bottom fishing on such ecosystems and outlines actions taken by States and RFMOs to adopt and implement measures aimed at regulating bottom fisheries and protecting VMEs from destructive fishing practices. It also describes recent initiatives by States to establish new RFMOs in the North-West and South Pacific with the competence to regulate bottom fisheries and interim measures adopted by these States pending the establishment of such organizations or arrangements.
The report is a follow-up to the report of the Secretary-General on Impacts of fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems: actions taken by States and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements to give effect to paragraphs 66 to 69 of the General Assembly resolution 59/25 on sustainable fisheries, regarding the impacts of fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems (A/61/154). It should be read in conjunction with earlier interim reports of the Secretary-General on the measures taken by States and RFMO/As to implement resolution 61/105 (A/62/260, paras. 60-96 and A/63/128, paras.63-78).
Link to document
Impacts/Environment, biodiversity and fish stocks
Issues/Corruption / mismanagement