By Rachel Baird

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the viability of excessive seas dwelling assets. This booklet info the efforts of the conference for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine residing assets fee and the Australian govt to undertake complementary measures to discourage IUU fishing within the Southern Ocean. It describes how those numerous measures have confirmed powerful in deterring IUU operators.

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The analysis supports the conclusion that fisheries law evolved in the wake of the settlement of the freedom of navigation on the high seas. During this same period, and perhaps as a reflection of the political climate of nation building and colonisation, coastal State jurisdiction over an adjacent sea corridor was also internationally recognised and later enshrined within the LOSC. Shortly after the formation of the Dutch East India Company, Grotius was requested to write a treatise on the law of prize.

Ibid. Ibid. 1999 Report of the UNSG on Oceans and law of the sea, above, paragraph 252. 90 Indeed IUU fishing cannot be regarded in simple terms of undesirable fishing activity. There are many factors driving the persistence of IUU fishing, including the economic benefits to be gained by the operators and owners of the vessels. 6 The Experience of IUU Fishing in the Southern Ocean Whilst RFMOs have generally reported high levels of IUU fishing within their respective area of competence,92 the impact of organised IUU fishing has been felt particularly in the Southern Ocean and within the EEZs located adjacent to a number of sub-Antarctic islands.

See the International Law Association’s New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law relating to Sustainable Development (2002). It is noted that historically vessels sailed under the flag of a State in order to enjoy the benefits of protection of that State during commerce and exploration. See D. Caron, ‘Ships, Nationality and Status’ Encyclopaedia of Public International Law Vol. 4 (2000), 400. The duties of flag States and flags of convenience are examined further below in this Chapter.

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