Heeding the UN’s Call for Urgent Action on High Seas Bottom Trawling: What Constitutes Effective Action?

Date: January 1, 2006

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition welcomes paragraphs 73 and 74 of the UN General Assembly Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries which call for a review of progress on actions by States and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) or arrangements to address the effect of destructive fishing practices, including bottom trawling, on vulnerable marine ecosystems. As the high seas bottom trawling review commences in 2006, the DeepSea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) considers it imperative that clear benchmarks belaid down to illustrate what would constitute effective implementation of measures to give effect to these paragraphs.

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