Governance of marine living resources through international law La gobernanza de los recursos marinos vivos a través del derecho internacional
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© 2017. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas. The international agenda of environment protection involves the management of different natural resources, which may be found in the air, land or oceans. For this reason, for several years already, humankind has worried about the manner in which living marine resources may be sustainably used. This topic becomes more important due to the socioeconomic implications brought by seizing the fishery resources located throughout the planet. These resources may not necessarily be secluded in territorial waters or in economic zones exclusive to different countries. In this document, the current situation of living marine resources and their link to the economic development of different societies is analyzed with the purpose of briefly describing the ways in which humans have decided to manage such resources. From the abovementioned description, each of the management plans is carefully reviewed: The Regional Fishery Management Organizations in the light of five specific elements.