Arctic Yearbook 2015
while the Oslo Declaration repeats once again the Arctic Five’s position that there is “no need at
present to establish” a new RFMO – as commercially viable fisheries are unlikely to materialize in the
future – it also envisages a “broader process” involving other interested States (and entities) “to
develop measures consistent with [the Oslo Declaration] that would include commitments by all
interested States.” It is submitted that such measures would constitute an RFMA.
The Nuuk Chairman’s Statement also envisaged this ‘broader process’ and even explicitly mentioned
that “the final outcome coul