In May 2016 at the update conference for the UNFSA
, a forum for the global community to discuss the work of the RFMOs and other fish stock related issues, a substantial number of countries expressed concerns about the current ratio, arguing it was inadequate and that it should require "full[er] utilization of [shark meat]" .
SEAFO was established in line with the provisions of the United Nations Law of the Sea and United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA
Coverage includes an historical overview of international legal instruments regarding fisheries conservation and management; juridical status of fish stocks; international fisheries governance; state of the fisheries; the precautionary approach to fisheries; the ecosystem approach; decision-making processes used by RFMOs; and measures prescribed by the UNFSA
to address monitoring, control, surveillance, and enforcement.