External Resources

Date Document Focus Area Location
February 2001

International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

The International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, or the IPOA-IUU is a voluntary instrument that applies to all States and entities and to all fishers and seeks to reduce IUU fishing by providing all States with comprehensive, effective and transparent measures by which to act, including through appropriate regional fisheries management organizations established in accordance with the law.

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Regional and International Coordination
October 1995

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries is consistent with other FAO instruments and, in a non-mandatory manner, establishes principles and standards applicable to the conservation, management and development of all fisheries. The Code, which was unanimously adopted on 31 October 1995 by the FAO Conference provides a necessary framework for national and international efforts to ensure sustainable exploitation of aquatic living resources in harmony with the environment.

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Regional and International Coordination Somalia and Somaliland
September 1995

UN Fish Stocks Agreement

The United Nations 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, or the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, sets out principles for the conservation and management and elaborates on the principle that States should cooperate to ensure conservation and promote the optimum utlization of fisheries resources both within and beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Regional and International Coordination
January 1995

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

The Agreement to Promote Comliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas, or the FAO Compliance Agreement, is aimed at all vessels that are used or intended for fishing on the high seas and details the obligation for countries accepting the Agreement to ensure that the vessels concerned do not undermine the effectiveness of international conservation and management measures.

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Regional and International Coordination
December 1982

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS, details the comprehensive regime of law an order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be addressed as a whole.

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Regional and International Coordination

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