As we mark World Oceans Day on June 8, the evidence has never been more compelling that many fish stocks are rapidly being depleted. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 33 percent of global stocks are overfished - compared with 10 percent in 1974. The World Trade Organization is working to change that...
Cut Fishing Subsidies and Save Marine Life, Says Trade Talks Chief
allAfrica, 6 June 2019
International trade agreements not only free up opportunities for fairer trade and development among nations – negotiations now under way at the World Trade Organization… Read more »
Blue Bay Marine Park, Blue Bay, Mauritius
It Is Time to Control Fishing On the High Seas to Protect the Life of the Ocean
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 8 June 2019
Between mineral exploitation, pollution, climate change and over-fishing, ocean life and the coastal communities in developing countries who depend on it are under threat. Read more »
Together We Can: Millions to Collaborate Worldwide for World Oceans Day on June 8
World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council, 4 June 2019
The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council will help steer the way this week leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8. With increasing awareness of plastic pollution entering… Read more »
Official Opening of the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative
Government of Seychelles, 28 May 2019
The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, witnessed the official opening of the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) during a ceremony… Read more »
SA's Marine Protection Increases
SAnews.gov.za, 29 May 2019
The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa's marine ecosystem area under… Read more »
The research team collected 30,171 dive records from 74 penguins, and used a technique called hydro-acoustic survey to measure sounds in water as the penguins chased their favoured ... Read more »
More than 500 people are gathering in Maputo this week to attend an international oceans conference hosted by the Mozambican government. The event aims to explore opportunities to ... Read more »
The oceans and its critters have been among the foundations of human societies. Approximately three billion people around the world depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for ... Read more »
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