At UN, countries agree on guidelines to better manage the world’s fish stocks

With the world’s appetite for fish continuing to grow and three-quarters of global fish stocks either fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted, guidelines for strengthening a landmark treaty to protect those stocks were adopted today at United Nations headquarters, as delegations wrapped up five days of preparations for a May review of the treaty.

At UN meeting, countries call for strengthening treaty to curb overfishing

Faced with continuing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing that is severely depleting the world’s oceans of their fish stocks, countries represented at a United Nations meeting on the issue today called for new measures to strengthen a global treaty to manage fishing on the high seas.