In this seminar our panellists will discuss issues related to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity, and marine genetic resources. They will address the questions on the institutional and regulatory gaps in high sea fisheries and how the BBNJ can address the existing gaps; the existing principles of “adjacency” and “due regard” in finding the best approach to balancing the rights and obligations of coastal states; and various issues related to the negotiations of marine genetic resources and benefit sharing under the treaty.
1. What will the BBNJ Mean for High Seas Fisheries?
speaker: Professor Richard Barnes, University of Lincoln, discussant: Dr. Emmanuel Acheampong, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
2. Adjacency and Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
speaker: tbc, discussant: Dr Daniela Diz, Heriot Watt University
3. Marine Genetic Resources and Possible Solutions for Benefits Sharing
speaker: Dr Arianna Broggiato, European Commission; discussant: Tobias Schonwetter, University of Cape Town