Incorporation of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Management

  • Valentin Schatz University of Hamburg

Abstract

On October 3, 2018, the so-called “Arctic Five plus Five” concluded the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAOFA, CAOF Agreement or Ilulissat Agreement). The CAOFA establishes a precautionary framework for the regulation of fisheries in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean (CAO), including a temporary moratorium on unregulated commercial fishing. The purpose of this debate article is not to discuss the CAOFA’s provisions on fisheries as such, but to take a look at a number of interesting and novel provisions concerning the interests of indigenous and local communities, particularly with respect to incorporation of indigenous and local knowledge into science-based fisheries management in the CAO.

Author Biography

Valentin Schatz, University of Hamburg

Research Associate, Chair of International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law, Faculty of Law

Published
2019-04-23
How to Cite
Schatz, V. (2019). Incorporation of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Management. Arctic Review, 10, 130-134. https://doi.org/10.23865/arctic.v10.1630
Section
Debates on Arctic Law and Politics