Marine Genetic Resources, including Access and Benefit Sharing
Suggestion 1: Right to conduct MSR
Reiterate that all states have a right to conduct marine scientific research, under Art 238 of the Convention.
Suggestion 2: Compliance with regulations to protect marine environment
Refer to principle in Art 240 of the Convention that: “marine scientific research shall be conducted in compliance with all relevant regulations adopted in conformity with this Convention including those for the protection and preservation of the marine environment”.
Suggestion 3: Other principles for the conduct of MSR
Refer to other principles for the conduct of MSR listed in Art 240 of the Convention, i.e.:
Suggestion 4: Benefit for human kind
Refer to Art 140 of the Convention which provides for activities in the Area to be carried out for the benefit of mankind as a whole and for the equitable sharing of financial and other economic benefits derived from activities in the Area.