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Managing Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

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This chapter provides an overview of the current international legal framework relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). It elaborates on selected substantive reforms, with subsections focusing on discrete high seas fish stocks, deep-sea species, integrated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and new and existing rights to conserve marine biodiversity. The argument pursued in the chapter is that in view of the rate of loss of marine biodiversity, States are urged to make optimal use of existing rights and that the reform of the framework should not just follow the traditional approach by strengthening, deepening and broadening obligations. Instead, it should also incorporate new rights to conserve marine biodiversity in ABNJ, for instance by broadening the rights of port States or by stipulating the consequences of the absence of a genuine link and a failure to cooperate with regional fisheries management organizations.

Keywords: Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ); integrated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs); marine biodiversity; regional fisheries management organizations



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