Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability in the ABNJ

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Common Oceans - the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Videos
The marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) - our Common Oceans - include some highly complex ecosystems, which are subject to negative impacts from a variety of sectors including shipping, pollution and illegal fishing. Addressing such impacts is compounded by problems in coordinating, disseminating and building capacity for best practices and in capitalizing on successful experiences – especially those related to the management of fisheries in ABNJ.
High Seas - by  Nausicaá Centre National de la Mer
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Videos
The high seas represent nearly 50% of the planet's surface, and the health of our planet depends on the state of the ocean. In June 2018, the Nausicaa Centre National de la Mer organised the 1st International Meeting of the High Seas, with support provided by the Common Oceans ABNJ Capacity Project.
Common Oceans Facts
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Infographics
Common Oceans Facts
Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Audio
Oceans are home to ecosystems and biodiversity that are of great importance to ecology, culture and the livelihoods of millions of people. But with some 64 percent of the oceans’ surface consisting of areas that lie beyond the national jurisdiction (ABNJ), effective management of fisheries and conservation of biodiversity in these areas pose a serious challenge. ABNJ have risen to the top of the global ocean agenda and are being discussed at the highest governmental levels. But a concerted international effort is still needed to translate agreed principles into strong global and regional policies that guarantee the protection of these valuable areas.
The Common Oceans ABNJ Program - an introduction
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Videos
The Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Program (ABNJ) - often referred to as Common Oceans - is a broad-scale, innovative approach to achieve efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation in marine areas that do not fall under the responsibility of any one country. In this interview, Jeremy Turner, the FishCode Program Manager in 2014, at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), provides a general overview of the program and its primary goal to promote efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation.
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