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Volume6
MonthNovember
Year2004
TitleThe 1953 International North Pacific Fisheries Convention: Half-Century Anniversary of a New Departure in Ocean Law
Author(s)Harry N. Scheiber
First Page5
AbstractIn the broadest historical perspective, the Convention laid the groundwork for the modern-day norm of multi-lateralist style and structure for sustainable management of ocean resources. It is fitting, then, that a conference bringing together experts on ocean law and policy from many countries would have gathered in 2003 at the University of California, Berkeley to consider the current-day initiatives in multilateralism and, at the same time, to recall their origins and precursors starting with the International North Pacific Fisheries Convention.