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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Fisheries Agreements

Kaare Bangert

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Sustainable development — 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.

1International agreements have from the emergence of modern scientifically based legal regulation of fishing been the main legal instrument for settling disputes as to conservation and allocation of fish stocks. Traditionally, fisheries agreements have been divided into treaties aimed at conservation and those aimed at policing. But such a formal classification is not necessarily consistent with the regulatory content. Superficially, these concepts seem to denote substantial differences which are not always reflected in practice. The overall legislative purpose of...
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