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The Meeting in Rome

The Meeting in Rome

Chapter:
(p.134) Eight The Meeting in Rome
Source:
All the Fish in the Sea
Author(s):
Carmel Finley
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.003.0009

The purpose of the 1955 Rome conference was to provide “technical” advice on fishing to the International Law Commission (ILC) and to construct the “international machinery” that would allow regulation of fishing for conservation purposes and permit continued freedom to fish on the high seas. This chapter discusses the position of the American delegation at conference held in Rome. It describes the delegation’s recommendations to the ILC and its political objectives.

Keywords:   Rome conference, International Law Commission, fishing, conservation

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