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International Influence of an Australian Nongovernment Organization in the Protection of Patagonian Toothfish


Fallon, LD and Kriwoken, LK, International Influence of an Australian Nongovernment Organization in the Protection of Patagonian Toothfish, Ocean Development and International Law, 35, (3) pp. 221-266. ISSN 0090-8320 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00908320490467323


Soviet Union fishing fleets found Patagonian toothfish in 1985 off the Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Ocean. In a few short years, toothfish became heavily fished and the viability of the fishery was put in question. This pressure largely arose from illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing that undermined fisheries management by coastal states and the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Commission. The International Southern Oceans Longline Fisheries Information Clearing House (ISOFISH), based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, raised awareness about IUU fishing among governments, fishers, and the community. This article presents a case study of ISOFISH and the influence this nongovernment organization coalition exerted on the international community, including the deep-sea fishing industry, governments, and CCAMLR members, in an effort to protect toothfish stocks and reduce the incidental mortality of endangered seabirds and other nontarget marine species from longlining activities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fallon, LD (Ms Liza Fallon)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
ID Code:30160
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18

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