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Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Page: 92

Senator SIEWERT (3:57 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   congratulates the Government on its leadership in achieving the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution on sustainable fisheries in November 2006;

(b)   calls on the Government to implement UNGA Resolution 61/105 on sustainable fisheries as soon as possible;

(c)   urges the Government to actively assist other nations to implement the resolution in the timeframe set;

(d)   calls on the Government to continue its leadership through the United Nations (UN) to ensure integrated global governance of high seas areas; and

(e)   calls on the Government to:

(i)   continue its leadership in international fora to strengthen regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), including performance reviews of RFMOs and the implementation of the precautionary approach and an ecosystem approach consistent with the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and

(ii)   ensure that the interim management measures agreed at the recent South Pacific RFMO negotiations in Chile are effectively implemented.

Question agreed to.