FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (1 November 1995) The Agreement aims to achieve this objective by establishing a framework for cooperation in the conservation and management of these resources. It promotes the order of the oceans through the effective management and conservation of the resources of the high seas, including by establishing detailed minimum international standards for the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks; ensure that measures for the conservation and management of these stocks in areas of national jurisdiction and adjacent high seas are compatible and consistent; ensure the effective implementation of these measures on the high seas; and recognition of the specific conservation, management, development and participation needs of developing countries for the two types of stocks mentioned above. The United Nations Fish Stocks Convention aims to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling and highly migratory fish stocks under the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Cooperation in international, regional and subregional law enforcement is discussed, as well as boarding and inspection procedures and port State measures. The agreement is available here. The agreement also sets out the obligations of flag States, including those relating to the registration and registration of ships, permits, the MCS, and compliance and law enforcement. The conditions for the entry into force of the Agreement were met on 11 November 2001, when the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta deposited with the Secretary-General an instrument of accession to the Agreement. This instrument was the thirtieth instrument of ratification or accession deposited. In accordance with article 40, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Convention entered into force on 11 December 2001, i.e.
30 days after the deposit of the thirtieth instrument of ratification or accession. The Convention implementing the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 on the Conservation and Management of Rapidly Moving Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (United Nations Fish Stocks Convention) entered into force on 11 December 2001. .