Fifteenth round of informal consultations by the States Parties to the Agreement, which focus on implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries management dates: 22-23 May 2018 Location: UN Headquarters Headquarters: New York City, US www: www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/convention_overview_fish_stocks.htmwww.un.org/depts/los/reference_files/calendar_of_meetings.htm The Straddling Fish Stock Agreement (formally agreement on the application of the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 concerning the conservation and management of straddling stocks (Aging and Migratory Fish Stocks) is a multilateral treaty concluded by the United Nations to improve the cooperative management of fisheries resources that span large areas and are of interest to a number of nations of economic and environmental interest. In December 2016, the treaty was ratified by 91 parties, comprising 90 states and the European Union.  Contributions to assessing the performance of regional fisheries organizations and agreements The agreement strives to achieve this goal by establishing a framework for cooperation in the conservation and management of these resources. It promotes good governance in the oceans through effective management and conservation of offshore resources, including setting detailed minimum international standards for the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and large migratory fish stocks; Ensure that conservation and management measures for these stocks are compatible and consistent in areas under national jurisdiction and on the adjacent high seas; Ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to ensure compliance and implementation of these measures on the high seas; and recognising the specific conservation and management requirements of developing countries, as well as development and participation in fisheries for the two types of stocks mentioned above. Straddling stocks are fish stocks that pass through or are located in more than one exclusive economic zone.