Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability in the ABNJ

Publications

Report of the Port-based Outreach Activities of the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project fro 2016-2018
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
This report details results emanating from vessel visits conducted for the duration of the Port-based Outreach (PBO) pilot project in Cape Town, between October 2016 and October 2018. The PBO pilot project aimed to raise  awareness of Best Practice seabird bycatch mitigation measures (SBMM) in tuna longline fleets operating on the high seas (Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, ABNJ) south of 25°S where use of these is mandatory.
Summary: Side Event on BBNJ Capacity Development in the Context of Climate Change
Category: Stregthening Capacity
Type of document: Reports
This side event took place at the second intergovernmental conference on BBNJ, co-organized by the International Coastal and Ocean Organization (Secretariat of the Global Ocean Forum), the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, ATLAS, and the Ocean Policy Research Institute of Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan. 
Report of ISSF Skippers Workshop Jakarta and Sibolga (Indonesia) 3rd and 6th May 2019
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The document summarizes results obtained during the noted in round 9.3-4 workshop
Connectivity: A critical biodiversity consideration in global ocean sustainability
Category: Deep Seas & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The relevance of connectivity for marine biodiversity has been recognised in the negotiations for a new international legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This technical brief provides evidence to support future negotiations. It explains how connectivity can be considered in negotiations on three of the four ‘package elements’ of the instrument: area-based tools, environmental impact assessments and technology transfer and capacity building. This technical brief provides an opportunity to consider appropriate ways to include ecological connectivity in order to support the delivery of the ecosystem approach. This brief was produced under the auspices of the ABNJ Deeps Seas Project funded by the Global Environment Facility. This is a 5-year project jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in partnership with regional fisheries bodies, Regional Seas Programmes, the fishing industry, international organziations and governments. 
Report of the workshops on how to define a strategy to move forward on the use of biodegradable FADs in the Western Pacific Ocean
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
These workshops held in the Western Pacific Ocean, in Phonpei and Port Moresby the 23th and 28th of January 2019, are part of the research that International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is coordinating with support provided by the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project to move towards the use of biodegradable FADs. The initiative addresses some of the challenges facing the fishing sector by implementing best practice solutions to reduce the amount of plastic used to construct FAD´s structures, with the aim to contribute to achieving responsible, efficient and sustainable fisheries and biodiversity conservation.