* EDITORS' NoTe.-This report is excerpted from the report of the Secretary-General of the Law of the Sea to the 47th session of the UN General Assembly, 24 November 1992, and was supplied by Ms. Gwenda J. Matthews.
1. Marine environmental forums have expressed similar concerns; for example, the revised Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific (Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru) includes a call for the international com- munity to carry out joint scientific, technical, and economic studies with a view to taking appro- priate measures and establishing immediately mechanisms for conservation and optimum use of straddling stocks. 2. In 1989, the General Assembly adopted resolution 44/225, its first resolution on driftnet fishing, which led to the first report on the subject (A/45/663). 3.TheGawoftheSea:TheRegimeforHigh-SeasFisheries-StatusandProspects concludes by suggesting certain guidelines for more effective implementation of the Convention (United Na- tions publication, sales no. 92.V.12). With the restructuring of the Secretariat of the United Nations early in 1992, the Office for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea was integrated, effective 1 March 1992, within the Office of Legal Affairs as its Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea; and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Law of the Sea ceased to exist.