In 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.
Harry N. Scheiber,
The 1953 International North Pacific Fisheries Convention: Half-Century Anniversary of a New Department in Ocean Law,
San Diego Int'l L.J.
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