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This introductory chapter of the book explores the legal and political implications of the Fish Stocks Agreement in five selected regional fisheries management regimes. The five regional fisheries management regimes include Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), Joint Russian- Norwegian Fisheries Commission, South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO) and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). The book begins with a brief introduction to regional fishery organizations and how their role has changed since the Fish Stocks Agreement was adopted in 1995. Regional fisheries management regimes are international institutions established by states, identifying common gains in working together to overcome collective-action problems related to the management of regional fisheries. The main objective of the book is to examine the current working of five regional fisheries management organization/arrangement (RFMO/A)s, focusing on their adaptation to the requirements of the Fish Stocks Agreement.

Keywords: Fish Stocks Agreement; North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC); Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO); South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO); WCPFC



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