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Fishing-Related and Law-Enforcement Activities, Joint Development

A bilateral network of marine protected areas between Vietnam and China: Is it the solution to substitute China’s unilateral ban on fishing in the South China Sea? (Part 2)

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>>  A bilateral network of marine protected areas between Vietnam and China: Is it the solution to substitute China’s unilateral ban on fishing in the South China Sea? (Part 1)

2. The support of MPAs Network in international and regional texts

The establishment of MPAs networks, in particular at the regional level, has been supported by a number of international and regional instruments relevant to the protection of the marine environment, to which both China and Vietnam are parties. This sub-section gives an overview of those international and regional texts, which could provide the legal and political framework for cooperation towards the establishment of a bilateral network of MPAs between two countries.

The support of MPAs Network in international texts

Provisions relating to MPAs and MPAs network can be found under the framework of Convention of Biological Diversity, the World Summit on Sustainable Development and United Nations General Assembly resolutions:

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