12 The Conservation of Marine Living Resources under International Law
Edited By: David J Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez
- UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Maritime boundaries — Marine environment, protection — Marine living resources — Exclusive economic zone — Exclusive fishery zone — Fisheries — Flag state — Treaty provisions — Universal international organizations — State practice — Opinio juris
Living marine resources have immensely diverse characteristics and life cycles. They roam freely, ignoring jurisdictional claims pertaining to human-made boundaries. They are an essential source of sustenance for humans, animals, States’ economies, and the planet’s biodiversity in its entirety. Various stakeholders have a vested interest over these resources and their over-exploitation has had drastic ecological consequences. It has also jeopardized the livelihood of various communities around the world and stultified the economic growth of many States. It is not...