The Use of CITES for Commercially-exploited Fish Species

A Solution to Overexploitation and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing?

  • Solène Guggisberg

Part of the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs book series (HAMBURG, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Solène Guggisberg
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fishing Crisis, Regulations and Structural Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Solène Guggisberg
      Pages 9-27
    3. Solène Guggisberg
      Pages 117-212
  4. The Use of CITES for Commercially-exploited Fish Species

  5. General Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Solène Guggisberg
      Pages 379-384
    3. Solène Guggisberg
      Pages 385-395
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 397-453

About this book


This book examines the legality, adequacy and efficacy of using the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) for commercially-exploited fish species and assesses whether the existing institutional cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) is efficient. This case-study also provides an interesting lens to approaching wider international law issues. Indeed, finding ways to achieve effective governance of transboundary or global natural resources is central to the peaceful use of oceans and land. Furthermore, the role of science in advising decision-makers is a sensitive issue, which deserves scrutiny and is similar in many regimes. Finally, the complex problem of fragmentation of international law is acute in various fields of environmental law, as in all rapidly developing areas of international regulations.<


CITES Fisheries Institutional cooperation Marine resources Sustainable use

Authors and affiliations

  • Solène Guggisberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Peace PalaceInternational Court of JusticeThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23701-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23702-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-2462
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-9587
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