Guo Jianping

Guo Jianping is a Lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). She also holds a research position at Rogers & Associates. Her research focus is on international law of the sea and international economic law. She has published in English and Chinese academic journals on a variety of topics and has also contributed to several books. She holds a Doctorate in Law from a joint education program led by XJTU and University of California, Berkeley; an LLM from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), and an LLB from Northwest University of Politics and Law (China). She is also a frequent speaker at both domestic and international conferences.

Designation: Xi'an Jiaotong University
Institution: Xi'an Jiaotong University
Paper: Promoting Conservation of Marine Biological Resources in the High Sea – the Roles of RFMOs in BBNJ
Abstract: The United Nations released the draft of the Agreement on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) in June 2019. Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) currently play an important role in the cooperation of fisheries management among stakeholders in regional high sea. BBNJ and RFMOs both have the same interest in conservation of marine biological resources beyond national jurisdiction, but one of the characteristic differences is that they have different legal competence on activities they can manage. When moving beyond regional regime, the new international regime leaves the question as to what roles WCPFC plays in the forthcoming framework. This research aims to address roles of the Asia-Pacific fisheries system in BBNJ in terms of promoting conservation of marine biological resources in the high sea.