The legal regime for marine fisheries and mariculture, in fact all living marine resources, is built around the rights and duties of coastal States and those of other States that are specified in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
UN General Assembly approves resolutions on fisheries and Law of the Sea
UN News Centre
29 November 2005
The United Nations General Assembly today called on countries that have not yet done so to become a party to the Law of the Sea regarding jurisdiction over national and international waters, as well as the seabed, and to maintain sustainable fisheries.