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International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources Atlantic and Southern Bluefin Tuna

Introduction to Research Guides

Selected Articles and Other Information Sources:

Asian Development Bank, Tuna: A Key Economic Resource in the Pacific Publication of Asian Development Bank – e-book
http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/Tuna/default.asp

Tuna Species datasheet
http://www.atuna.com/species/species_datasheets.htm

Global Fishery Resources of Tuna and Tuna-Like Species
http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1291e/a1291e00.htm

M.P. Miyake, et al, Historical Trend of Tuna Catches in the World
http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5428e/y5428e00.htm

Julie R. Mack, International Fisheries Management: How the U.N. Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Changes the Law of Fishing on the High Seas, 26 Cal. W. Int’l L. J. 314 (1996) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through HeinOnline].

Christopher Carr, Recent Developments in Compliance and Enforcement for International Fisheries, 24 Ecology Law Quarterly 847 (1997) [Print resource: MSU Law library].

Christoph Schwarte, Environmental Concerns in the Adjudication of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Georgetown Environmental Law Review, vol. 16, 421 (2004) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through MAGIC].

Howard S. Schiffman, The Southern Bluefin Tuna Case: ITLOS Hears its First Fishery Dispute, 2 J. Int’l Wildlife L. & Pol’y 318 (1999) [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Patrick A. Nickler, A Tragedy of the Commons in Coastal Fisheries: Contending Prescriptions for Conservation and the Case of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 26 B.C. Envt’l. Aff. L. Rev. 549 (1998-1999) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through HeinOnline)

F. Meany, The Introduction of Individual Transferable Quotas into the Australian Sector of the Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry, in Case Studies on the Allocation of Transferable Quota Rights in Fisheries
ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/004/y2684e/y2684e18.pdf

D. Campbell, Change in Fleet Capacity and Ownership of Harvesting Rights in the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery,
http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/DOCREP/005/Y2498E00.HTM

Internet Information Sources

International Organizations

United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
http://www.itlos.org/start2_en.html

NGOs

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
http://www.iccat.es/

Commission for the Preservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
http://www.ccsbt.org/

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/convention_overview_convention.htm

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/fish_stocks_conference/fish_stocks_conference.htm

International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean (Fletcher collection) (1952)
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/tre-0110.txt

Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (1994)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/other/dfat/
treaties/1994/16.html?query=%22bluefin+tuna%22

International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna
http://www.fao.org/Legal/treaties/014t-e.htm

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/MEETING/003/X3130m/X3130E00.HTM#Top%20Of%20Page

Domestic Legislation and Programs

United States

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. §1801(a)(2)

Atlantic Tunas Convention Act, 16 U.S.C. §970-971k (1975)

Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of 1986, 16 U.S.C. § 4001(7) (1994)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Page
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/

Other Nations

Australian Fisheries Management Authority – Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery
http://www.afma.gov.au/fisheries/tuna/sbt/default.htm

New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries
http://www.fish.govt.nz/

Japan Fisheries Association
http://www.suisankai.or.jp/index_e.html

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
http://www.maff.go.jp/e/index.html

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