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CBD Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, 7 to 9 December 2011, Bergen, Norway

SCBD/STTM/JM/JLe/rg/77592 (2011-180)

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At its tenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity noted an urgent need to further review, in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the impacts of unsustainable fishing, such as destructive fishing practices, overfishing, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats, building upon the initial efforts made in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Fisheries Expert Group (FEG) of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (paragraph 53 of decision X/29).

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