This article briefly examines the world fish crisis and the factors that drive overuse of ocean resources. It identifies some of the major trends in ocean fishing that have led to over-exploitation and briefly reviews the weaknesses of international fishery arrangements that led to WSSD. It describes and evaluates the outcomes of the WSSD and suggests some measures that can and must be taken to the address the crisis facing world ocean fish stocks.
Tim Eichenberg and Mitchell Shapson,
The Promise of Johannesburg: Fisheries and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, 34 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.