The exercise of coastal state jurisdiction over EEZ fisheries resources: the South Pacific practice
One of the new concepts that emerged from the Third Law of the Sea Conference is that of the exclusive economic zone. Coastal states, particularly developing countries, have, by extending their fisheries jurisdiction to 200 nautical miles, acquired considerable problems of enforcement because of physical and economic costs involved. To minimize these, developing countries in the South Pacific are cooperating through the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention, inter alia, to devise new strategies of enforcement. A most useful device adopted has been compilation of a Regional Register of Fishing Vessels in "good standing'. -Author
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