United Nations General Assembly Resolution 59/24


The Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group on the Study of Conservation and Sustainable Use of BBNJ was established by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 59/24 in 2004, which exchanged views on institutional coordination, the necessity of short-term measures, the handling of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) and destructive fishing methods, marine genetic resources (MGRs), marine scientific research (MSR) on marine biodiversity, marine protected areas and environmental impact assessments.