Strengthening High Seas Governance through Enhanced Environmental Assessment Processes: A Case Study of Mesopelagic Fisheries and Options for a Future BBNJ Treaty


This report explores the challenges of addressing emerging activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) through a case study – a hypothetical proposal to develop commercial fisheries in the mesopelagic zone. The case study considers how such a proposal might be addressed by existing global and regional bodies and processes and the potential future role of the BBNJ Agreement.

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