|Contemporary challenges: globalisation, global interconnectedness and that 'there are not plenty more fish in the sea'. Fisheries, Governance and globalisation: is there a relationship?|Cole, H. (2003). Contemporary challenges: globalisation, global interconnectedness and that 'there are not plenty more fish in the sea'. Fisheries, Governance and globalisation: is there a relationship? Ocean Coast. Manag. 46(1-2): 77-102. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0964-5691(02)00122-9
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The article offers an analysis of the globalisation debate in the context of international fisheries governance. It argues that there are significant transformations in fisheries policy-making in international economics, international institutions and international law-making which alter state authority in fisheries management. Thus, decision-making at international, regional and national levels is increasing, displaced from the state level. This 'multi-level' decision-making is exemplified in the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation's Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, 1995. The Code represents a sound instrument of fisheries governance, capable of responding to contemporary global transformations. Changes are illustrated by comparing the Code and the Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, 1995, in the areas of international economics, institutions and law-making. Reference is made to interaction between a range of actors and to formal and informal procedures. In conclusion, a process of 'fisheries governance' is confirmed, emerging from a new environment of international fisheries relations.