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Alex Rogers & Matthew Gianni

For the past eight years, the issue of protecting biodiversity in the deep sea in areas beyond national jurisdiction – the high seas – has been extensively debated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and in other international fora. The UNGA adopted a series of resolutions, beginning with Resolution 59/25 in 2004, which called on high seas fishing nations and regional fisheries management organisations to take urgent action to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems from destructive fishing practices, including bottom trawl fishing, in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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Part 1, 2, 3.

 

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