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Chapter 34. Addressing the Marine Genetic Resources Issue: Is the Debate Heading in the Wrong Direction?

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In 2004, the United Nations General Assembly established the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ). This chapter seeks to challenge some of the assumptions that underlie the BBNJ Working Group process and the academic discourse to date with respect to marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction and posits that the debate on marine genetic resources is perhaps heading in the wrong direction. It emphasizes some of the myths, misconceptions and misunderstanding that have rapidly grown up around the use of marine genetic resources, and developments in marine biotechnology. The natural environment has long been a source of inspiration for new drugs and other forms of biotechnology. The chapter concluded that current debates in relation to the resources question are headed in the wrong direction.

Keywords: Ad Hoc open-ended informal working group; marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) working group; marine biotechnology; marine genetic resources; national jurisdiction



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