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Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. Part 1: Conference reports. Queenstown, New Zealand, 1 - 5 December 2003.

Part 1: Conference reports. Queenstown, New Zealand, 1–5 December 2003.










Shotton, R. (ed.) Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. Part 1: Conference reports. Queenstown, New Zealand, 1–5 December 2003. FAO Fisheries Proceedings. No. 3/1. Rome, FAO. 2005. 718p.


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    The report describes (a) the reasons for convening DEEP SEA 2003, An International Conference on Governance and Management of Deep-Sea Fisheries, that was held in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 30 November to 5 December 2003, (b) the agenda and structure of the Conference, (c) the main conclusions of the Conference and (d) a prognoses for the future of deep-sea fisheries as seen by a selected group of experts. The report also documents a number of actions that the participants, in general, be lieved needed to be addressed, many of them on an urgent basis, as a means of developing a global programme of future activities to address the problems that had been identified and discussed. In addition to reporting on the events and outcomes of DEEP SEA 2003, this document provides reports from four workshops that addressed topics of relevance to the Conference theme. These were held concurrently and just prior to DEEP SEA 2003 in Dunedin, at the University of Otago, from 27 to 29 Novembe r 2003. These workshops addressed the following topics: Assessment and management of deepwater fisheries; Conservation and management of deepwater Chondrichthyan fishes; Management of small-scale deepwater fisheries; and Marine bioprospecting. This report will be complemented by a publication of the proceedings of the Conference in the FAO Fisheries Proceeding series.
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    This Expert Consultation was convened in order to address continuing global concerns regarding deep-sea fisheries in the high seas and build on outputs from previous conferences. The impetus for the consultation resulted from recommendations from the 26th COFI. Four main aspects of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas were focused on: the overall resource, management of the resource, legal issues, and high seas marine protected areas. The consultation sought to improve knowledge of management iss ues and constraints. Activities that build on this information will follow in 2007 and 2008. This document contains and overview of the meeting and the main conclusions and recommendations developed by the participants. In addition the four background papers that were commissioned for the consultation, as well as complimentary presentations and documents presented in Bangkok are included.
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    The FAO Technical Workshop on Deep-sea Fisheries and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems of the Eastern Central Atlantic took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 8 to 10 November 2016. The meeting was attended by 32 participants who contributed in their individual capacities to the discussions on the subjects of deep-sea fisheries and benthic habitats of the CECAF region. The participants had backgrounds in fisheries management, research, environment, fishing industry, non-governmental organizations, regiona l organizations, and projects. Invited experts provided case studies and examples of deep-sea fisheries management and processes to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) from the north, western-central and south Atlantic regions. The three-day workshop was organized into two main parts, with 2.5 days dedicated to discussions on deep-sea fisheries, and VMEs in the CECAF area (Part 1), and a half-day session specifically dedicated to awareness raising on sponges (Part 2). The deep-sea fisher ies and VME component of the workshop aimed to support the implementation of the FAO International Guidelines on the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas (adopted 2008) in the region, and to increase knowledge and share experiences of the importance of addressing potential impacts from deep-sea bottom contact fisheries on VMEs. Overviews were provided on current global and regional instruments, processes and practices for the management of deep-sea fisheries and protection of VMEs, and their relevance to the CECAF region discussed. Deep-sea fisheries in EEZs and ABNJ were characterized and current available information on benthic habitats were reviewed. This component of the workshop resulted in a suite of advice and recommendations for the CECAF Scientific Sub-Committee to consider for recommendations to the next Committee meeting. The Sponges component of the workshop addressed the objectives of Work Package 8.2 of the SponGES project “Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic: an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation”, which aims to promote and facilitate dialogue and knowledge transfer between scientists, managers, policy-makers, and stakeholders from the Atlantic region on SponGES, through round-table dialogues.

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