San Diego Law Review


J. E. Carroz

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This Article reviews the changes already made or envisaged in light of the relevant provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the biological characteristics of the living resources of the sea. The author argues that the establishment of exclusive economic zones necessitates the alteration of institutional arrangements developed over the last decades to promote international cooperation in the management of fisheries. The author describes the establishment of a network of regional fishery bodies and analyzes the effect of the 1982 Convention provisions concerning the institutional aspects of fishery management. The author then reviews the adjustments that have already been made to existing institutions and the creation of new institutions resulting from the establishment of exclusive economic zones.