Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability in the ABNJ

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Step-wise guide for the implementation of international legal and policy instruments related to deep-sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in the areas beyond national jurisdiction
Category: Deep Seas & Biodiversity
Type of document: Technical papers
This step-wise guide aims to assist with the implementation of relevant international instruments pertaining to deep-sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction, especially the high seas, into national policy and law. This guide focuses on the incorporation and transposition of international rules, standards, and recommended practices and procedures into national policy and law. It addresses the key measures for making international obligations effective at the national level and suggests possible options for integrating those measures into the national legal framework. Legislative examples are also provided to illustrate how certain provisions have been incorporated into primary or secondary legislation. The guide first addresses the establishment of a national policy, followed by a description and analysis of essential legislative provisions regarding deep-sea fisheries and the conservation of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. This guide is thus relevant to policy-makers, parliamentary draftpersons, and parliamentarians. 
Scientific and Technical Support for Indian Ocean Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna Management Procedure Development: Phase 2
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
This report summarizes scientific and technical developments undertaken in support of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) process for yellowfin and bigeye tunas from Sep2017 – Sep2019, an effort supported by the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project. 
Final Report in support of: Training activities on use of Biodegradable Fishing Aggregating Devices (FADs)
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
This report summarizes activities undertaken under the LOA between December 2018 and the end of April 2019 to meet reporting requirements and close the LOA.
Report of the 3rd Workshop of the Tuna Compliance Network, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-24 February 2019
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The Tuna Compliance Network (TCN) convened its Third Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22-24 February 2019. The Workshop focused on procedures to assess compliance in tuna RFMOs and gathered, among others, the officers responsible for compliance of the five tuna RFMOs and all Chairs of the Compliance Committees of these organizations. It was the first time ever that these experts got together.
Summary: Event on Common Oceans: Why Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Are Essential for People and Planet
Category: Stregthening Capacity
Type of document: Reports
Summary of the High-Level Dialogue and Global Media Forum taking place on the occasion of the inauguration of the world's first-ever large high seas aquarium and exhibit: Nausicáa, the French National Sea Center in Boulogne-sure-mer, France, from 26-28 June 2018.