Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes by Olav Schram StokkeGoverning High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes by Olav Schram Stokke

Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes

EditorOlav Schram Stokke

Hardcover | May 1, 2001

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The legal and political difficulties of managing fish stocks that straddle both national waters and the high seas were not abolished by the introduction of exclusive economic zones. Here leading scholars of international law and international relations explain the wave of bitter disputes thatarose in the 1990s over such straddling stocks. They show how regional responses to those challenges shaped the negotiation of a 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement and helped strengthen the global high seas fisheries regime. Keen attention is paid to whether and how evolving regimes meet the scientific,regulatory and compliance-related tasks of effective management - and the significance of regime interplay in this regard.Certain developments in international fisheries law, particularly crucial to effective management of high seas fisheries, are examined: reconceptualization of the freedom of the high seas; legal measures to control the harvesting of vessels flying flags-of-convenience; the dispute settlementapparatus; and emerging procedures for compliance-control activities by others than the flag state. These global developments are related to six regional case studies featuring management of straddling stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada, the Southern Ocean, the Doughnut Hole of the Bering Sea, thePeanut Hole of the Okhotsk Sea, the Loophole of the Barents Sea, and the Banana Hole of the Northeast Atlantic.
Olav Schram Stokke is Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. A political scientist from the University of Oslo, Stokke joined the Polar programme at the Institute in 1987, having previously been affiliated with the Norwegian Scool of Fisheries Science at the University of Tromsoe.
Title:Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional RegimesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 9.21 × 5.94 × 1.02 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

O. S. Stokke: IntroductionHigh Seas Fisheries in International Law1. F. Orrego Vicuna: The International Law of High Seas Fisheries: From Freedom of Fishing to Sustainable Use2. B. Vukas and D. Vidas: Flags of Convenience and High Seas Fishing: The Emergence of a Legal Framework3. A. E. Boyle: Problems of Compulsory Jurisdiction and the Settlement of Disputes Relating to Straddling Fish Stocks4. G. Honneland: Recent Global Agreements on High Seas Fisheries: Potential Effects on Fisherman ComplianceRegional Approaches to Straddling Stocks Management5. D. A. Balton: The Bering Sea Doughnut Hole Convention: Regional Solution, Global Implications6. A. G. Oude Elferink: The Sea of Okhotsk Peanut Hole: De facto Extension of Coastal State Control7. C. C. Joyner: On the Borderline? Canadian Activism in the Grand Banks8. R. Churchill: Managing Straddling Fish Stocks in the North East Atlantic: A Multiplicity of Instruments and Regime Linkages--But How Effective a Management?9. O. S. Stokke: The Loophole of the Barents Sea Fisheries Regime10. R. Herr: The International Regulation of Patagonian Toothfish: CCAMLR and High Seas Fisheries ManagementO. S. Stokke: ConclusionsIndex