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Trading Fish, Saving Fish: The Interaction between Regimes in International Law


ISBN13: 9781107633513
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £25.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521765725



Low stock.

Numerous international legal regimes now seek to address the global depletion of fish stocks, and increasingly their activities overlap. The relevant laws were developed at different times by different groups of states.

They are motivated by divergent economic approaches, influenced by disparate non-state actors, and implemented by separate institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. Margaret Young shows how these and other factors affect the interaction between regimes. Her empirical and doctrinal analysis moves beyond the discussion of conflicting norms that has dominated the fragmentation debate.

Case-studies include the negotiation of new rules on fisheries subsidies, the restriction of trade in endangered marine species and the adjudication of fisheries import bans. She explores how regimes should interact, in fisheries governance and beyond, to offer insights into the practice and legitimacy of regime interaction in international law.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Part I. Trading Fish, Saving Fish:
1. Introduction
2. Relevant laws and institutions: an overview

Part II. Selected Case-Studies:
3. The negotiation of WTO rules on fisheries subsidies
4. The restriction of trade in endangered marine species
5. Adjudicating a fisheries import ban at the WTO

Part III. Towards Regime Interaction:
6. From fragmentation to regime interaction
7. A legal framework for regime interaction
8. Implications for international law.