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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

David Heywood Anderson

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 March 2019

Subject(s):
Exclusive fishery zone — Continental shelf — Exclusive economic zone — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Sustainable development — Biodiversity

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In the past, the different species of fish swimming in the sea were regulated in broadly the same manner by the rules of international law. Leaving aside pearl fisheries and seal fisheries, the rules applied equally to all types of living resources. Thus, in 1958, provisions concerning fish stocks of all types were included in the Convention on the High Seas and the Convention on Fishing and the Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas ( Fisheries, High Seas ; Fishery Zones and Limits ). A limited departure from this general approach came in the...
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