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Paragraphs in "Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks" coded as DESCR

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Pre.1 The States Parties to this Agreement,
Pre.2 RECALLING the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982,
Pre.3 DETERMINED to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks,
Pre.4 RESOLVED to improve cooperation between States to that end,
Pre.5 CALLING for more effective enforcement by flag States, port States and coastal States of conservation and management measures adopted for such stocks,
Pre.6 SEEKING to address in particular the problems identified in Agenda 21, Chapter 17, Programme Area C, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development namely that the management of high seas fisheries is inadequate in many areas and that some resources are over-utilized; noting that there are problems of unregulated fishing, over-capitalization, excessive fleet size, vessel reflagging to escape controls, insufficiently selective gear, unreliable databases and lack of sufficient cooperation between States,
Pre.7 COMMITTING themselves to responsible fisheries,
Pre.8 CONSCIOUS of the need to avoid adverse impacts on the marine environment, preserve biodiversity, maintain the integrity of marine ecosystems and minimize the risk of long-term or irreversible effects of fishing operations,
Pre.9 RECOGNIZING the need for specific assistance, including financial, scientific and technological assistance, in order that developing States can participate effectively in the conservation, management and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks,
Pre.10 CONVINCED that an agreement relating to the implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention would best serve these purposes and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security,
Pre.11 AFFIRMING that matters not regulated by the Convention or by this Agreement continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law,
Sect.1 PART I