The Canadian Press

1992-06-06 | Fisheries-deal

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Countries from around the world agreed to set up new rules for fishing on the high seas. The agreement reached June 6 at the Earth Summit in Rio was hailed by Fisheries Minister John Crosbie as a breakthrough in Canadian efforts to stop overfishing off Newfoundland. (The agreement committed approximately 180 countries "to the conservation and sustainable use of marine living resources on the high seas." Crosbie said a follow up conference on fishing on the high seas would likely be held in St. John's in 1993. It would focus on fish stocks straddling the 200-mile limit.)

Date: 1992-06-06
Placeline: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 27 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have now that the whole world aware of this problem sympathetic with us and the green and that steps must be taken two up for the proper regime in place a high seas fishing because the there's, obvious blank in the law of the sea at the present time that permits overfishing of straddling stocks which badly damages coastal states that this is a major step forward >>

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