Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
TitleAgreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Emphasizes the importance of the early entry into force and effective implementation of the Agreement; calls upon all States and other entities referred to in art. 1, paragraph 2 (b), of the Agreement that have not done so to ratify or accede to it and to consider applying it provisionally; takes note with concern that many commercially important straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks have been subject to heavy and little-regulated fishing efforts and that some stocks continue to be overfished; welcomes the fact that a growing number of States and other entities, as well as regional and subregional fishery management organizations and arrangements, have adopted legislation, established regulations or taken other measures to implement the provisions in the Agreement, and urges them to enforce those measures fully; urges States, relevant specialized agencies, international organizations, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations that have not yet done so to provide information to the Secretary-General to ensure as comprehensive a report as possible; requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its 52nd session and biennially thereafter on further developments relating to conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks; also requests the Secretary-General to ensure that reporting on all major fishery-related activities and instruments is effectively coordinated and duplication of activities and reporting minimized, and that relevant scientific and technical studies are disseminated to the international community.