This book is the first comprehensive examination of state practice relating to enforcement by non-flag states of the high seas conservation and management measures adopted by Regional Fisheries Organisations. Moving beyond the issue of the implementation of the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, it demonstrates an emerging exception, in customary international law, to the rule of primacy of flag state jurisdiction in the high seas fisheries context and delineates the parameters in which this emerging exception allowing for non-flag jurisdiction may be exercised. This book contains extensive factual descriptions of state practice as well as comprehensive legal analyses of that practice.
Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, Introduction, Formulation of the Problem, The Objective of the Study, The Framework for the Enquiry, The Outline and Scope of the Study,
Part I The Legal Basis for Non-Flag Enforcement in High Seas Fisheries, Chapter 1 The Failure of Flag State Jurisdiction, Chapter 2 Non-Flag Enforcement in the General Law of the Sea, Chapter 3 The Juridical Bases for Non-Flag Enforcement in High Seas Fisheries,
Part II Practive within regional Fisheries Organisations, Chapter 4 Regional Fisheries Organisations Dealing with Anadromous Species, Chapter 5 Regional Fisheries Organisations Dealing with Highly Migratory Species, Chapter 6 Regional Fisheries Organisations Dealing with Straddling Fish Stocks, Chapter 7 Regional Fisheries Organisations Currently Being Established,
Part III Analysis and Conclusions, Chapter 8 The Status of Non-Flag Enforcement in High Seas Fisheries, Chapter 9 Conclusion: The Future of Non-Flag Enforcement in High Seas Fisheries, Table of Treaties, Agreements and Declarations, Table of Legislation, Table of Cases, Bibliography, Index.
This book will be an invaluable resource to all legal academics, practitioners, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental organisations and students interested in law of the sea and international fisheries law in particular, and will also appeal to those interested in the development of public international law in general.