Fisheries enforcement and the concepts of compliance and monitoring, control and surveillance
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This chapter focuses on the enforcement of fisheries regulations, particularly the rights and obligations of States under international law and provides examples of State practice for analysis. It examines the fisheries enforcement framework under the LOSC and other global fisheries agreements in zones of sovereignty, zones under sovereign rights, and on the high seas. It also discusses port State enforcement as a supplement to flag State enforcement and effective means to prevent the landing or transshipment of illegally caught fish. The chapter analyses the concept of monitoring, control and surveillance as an overarching concept of fisheries enforcement and contrasts it with the element of fisheries compliance. It concludes with a discussion of some of the emerging issues in fisheries that continuously challenge the fisheries enforcement capabilities of States.