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Testimony: Significance and Implications of the Agreement

picture of the first page of Evan T. Bloom's testimony to the Mini-Symposium in Commemoration of the Inaugural Conference of the Parties (COP 1) to the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAOFA), Korea Polar Institute, Incheon, S. Korea on November 22, 2022
picture of the first page of Evan T. Bloom's testimony to the Mini-Symposium in Commemoration of the Inaugural Conference of the Parties (COP 1) to the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAOFA), Korea Polar Institute, Incheon, S. Korea on November 22, 2022

On November 22, 2022, Polar Institute Senior Fellow Evan Bloom was asked by the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) to give remarks virtually on the "Significance of the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean" at a "mini-symposium" convened at KOPRI's headquarters in Incheon on the day before the first meeting of the Agreement's Conference of the Parties in Seoul.  Those remarks, presented to many of the officials who came to South Korea for the Conference of the Parties, are available here.

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Evan T. Bloom

Evan T. Bloom

Senior Fellow, Polar Institute;
Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries and Director for Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State 
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