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It is the purpose of this brief paper to share some of the reflections on a number of evolving principles and guidelines which could serve the common interests of mankind in the context of global and regional fishery management.

Attention will focus on the need for meaningful and effective cooperation in fishery management rather than detailed articulation of rules and regulations that are appropriately contained in existing or future arrangements among the coastal States of a particular region or global arrangements intended to conserve certain endangered or protected species of marine life or international management of some highly migratory species.


This paper was contributed for discussion in Sessions Six and Seven, at the SEAPOL International Workshop on "'Challenges to Fishery Policy and Diplomacy in Southeast Asia", Rayong Province, Thailand, December 6-9, 1992.