Title

Declaration concerning the prevention of unregulated high seas fishing in the central arctic ocean

Author Information

World Trade Organization

Date of Publication

2015 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU fishing, international agreements, policy paper, artic ocean

Description

Meeting in Oslo on 16 July 2015, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States of America continued discussions toward the implementation of interim measures to prevent unregulated fishing in the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean. They adopted the following Declaration: We recognize that until recently ice has generally covered the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean on a year-round basis, which has made fishing in those waters impossible to conduct. We acknowledge that, due to climate change resulting in changes in ice distribution and related environmental phenomena, the marine ecosystems of the Arctic Ocean are evolving and that the effects of these changes are poorly understood. We note that the Arctic Ocean ecosystems until now have been relatively unexposed to human activities.

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Declaration concerning the prevention of unregulated high seas fishing in the central arctic ocean

Meeting in Oslo on 16 July 2015, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States of America continued discussions toward the implementation of interim measures to prevent unregulated fishing in the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean. They adopted the following Declaration: We recognize that until recently ice has generally covered the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean on a year-round basis, which has made fishing in those waters impossible to conduct. We acknowledge that, due to climate change resulting in changes in ice distribution and related environmental phenomena, the marine ecosystems of the Arctic Ocean are evolving and that the effects of these changes are poorly understood. We note that the Arctic Ocean ecosystems until now have been relatively unexposed to human activities.