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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Fish Stocks

Kaare Bangert

Subject(s):
Exclusive fishery zone — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

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

1 The concept of fish stocks has been fundamental for modern fisheries regulation (see also Fisheries Agreements ). Improved biological knowledge of stocks such as plaice and salmon have made more effective conservation possible. The new accumulated regulatory knowledge was first implemented and refined in a series of regional regimes in the North Sea, the Baltic, and the North Atlantic, based on a combination of an area approach and a stocks approach. A series of general treaty instruments are based on a stocks related approach in addition to a zonal or...
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