Public conference
  • Glen Wright Glen Wright a rejoint l'Iddri en mars 2014. Il est diplômé en droit des universités de  …

High seas fisheries in a new international legally binding instrument - Glen Wright

07th of September 2016, UN Headquarters, New York

1.15 pm - 2.45 pm


  • Sebastian Unger (IASS)
  • Carole Durussel (IASS)
  • Glen Wright (IDDRI)


Both in the course of the deliberations that led to the decision to develop a new international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of ABNJ, and at the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) in March-April 2016, numerous States and stakeholders highlighted that fishing is currently the activity with the largest impact on biodiversity in ABNJ. Despite this widespread recognition, a number of delegations have expressed concern that it is not currently clear whether fisheries should be integrated into a new ILBI and how this could be achieved. This workshop will explore this specific issue, highlighting possible options for the inclusion of fisheries within a new ILBI, and identifying ways for this agreement to complement and enhance existing fisheries management.