2 July, 2007
This year’s UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICP) examined the issue of Marine Genetic Resources, with members of the DSCC in attendance. During the meeting, the DSCC made the following statement: “For the past several years, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition has highlighted the threats to deep-sea marine biodiversity from human activities, in particular high seas bottom trawling. As noted by Iceland, the language in UNGA 61/105 addresses some of those threats and we look forward to states and regional organisations acting to implement the elements contained in that resolution to protect and conserve deep-sea biodiversity from destructive fishing practices, actions which will also be reviewed, as per the resolution, by the UNGA in 2009.
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