Notice : Legal Handbook
New From ICSF
ICSF has just published a handbook on international legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities
For more information on International Legal Instruments Relevant to Fisheries and Fishing Communities: A Handbook, please contact ICSF (email@example.com)
International Legal Instruments Relevant to Fisheries and Fishing Communities: A Handbook provides detailed information for a wide range of legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishworkers. It covers 114 legal instruments, categorized into the following seven themes: (1) Human Rights, Food Security, Women and Development; (2) Environment and Sustainable Development; (3) Oceans and Fisheries Management; (4) Environmental Pollution; (5) Fishing Vessels and Safety at Sea; (6) Labour; and (7) Trade.
The handbook also includes the working of the instruments (decision-making bodies, monitoring and implementation agencies, periodicity of meetings, rules for participation in meetings of the decision-making bodies and implementation agencies for States and non-governmental organizations), regional instruments/agencies and follow-up. Apart from being a ready reckoner to the instruments, it highlights the important sections of relevance to fisheries/ small-scale fisheries/ fishworkers.
The companion CD-ROM provides the full texts of the instruments in a searchable database. The handbook will be useful for fishworker and non-governmental organizations, and also for researchers and others interested in fisheries issues. It is also available online at www.icsf.net.