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January, 2009

  • 31 January

    International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

    The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas. The organization was established at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which prepared and adopted the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas [download the …

August, 2008

  • 24 August

    The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention (NAFO)

    NAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body. NAFO was founded in 1979 as a successor to ICNAF (International Commission of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries) (1949-1978). NAFO”s overall objective is to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of …

  • 24 August

    The Convention of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

    The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica and is clearly delimited by the Antarctic  Convergence (or Polar Front), which is formed where cold Antarctic waters meet warmer waters to the north. The Antarctic Convergence acts as an effective biological barrier, and the Southern Ocean is therefore substantially a closed …

June, 2008

  • 18 June

    United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention and the Law of the Sea Treaty (or LOST by its critics), is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS …

  • 18 June

    Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

    CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1973 at a meeting of members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in …

  • 18 June

    The World Charter for Nature

    The World Charter for Nature proclaims general principles of conservation `by which all human conduct affecting nature is to be guided and judged” (Preamble). The principles call for: nature to be respected and its essential processes not to be impaired; the maintenance of genetic viability and protection of habitats; special …