ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Fishery Resource Conflict Resolution under Law of the Sea

Fishery Resource Conflict Resolution under Law of the Sea Arvind Khilnani THE Law of the Sea (LOS) Conference is being hailed as a major triumph in the sphere of international negotiations. Despite the intransigence of a few stubborn nations the feeding of accomplishment .seems to be very positive. However, notwithstanding a number of comprehensive articles in this journal, (eg, Chimin [1982 (1)], Chimni 1982 [(2)], Clairmonte and Cavanagh [1981], etc), little attention has been given to what the true achievements are as far as the developing countries are concerned. What little attention has been given, has focused almost exclusively on the mineral and mining aspects. From one point of view this focus is natural since minerals are potentially the most economically valuable ocean resource. However, for most developing and develop- ed countries deep sea mining is just that, a potential. In contrast, the renew- able resources, namely fisheries, are and will continue to be providers of much needed food and related products. If managed properly, the oceans can continue to provide these benefits in perpetuity.

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