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Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability in the ABNJ

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.

Projects

  • Sustainable management of tuna fisheries & biodiversity conservation
  • Sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation of deep-sea living marine resources & ecosystems
  • Ocean Partnerships for sustainable fisheries and biodiversity conservation
  • Strengthening global capacity to effectively manage ABNJ

Latest Documents

Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) mid-term evaluation
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
This mid-term evaluation (MTE) provides the results achieved by the “Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” project from its inception in January 2014 through December 2016. The evaluation assessed all key elements of the Project across the activities outlined in the Theory of Change (ToC).
Report of the Mozambique National Awareness Workshop - 27 July 2017, Maputo, Mozambique
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The workshop was designed to give a broad understanding of the Common Oceans Tuna Project, an introduction to what is required by the tRFMOs in terms of seabird bycatch mitigation measures and reporting requirements, as well as current research available for each measure.
Cost benefit and financial analyses of quota managed options for Bigeye and Yellowfin tunas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Category: Oceans Partnership
Type of document: Reports
The World Wildlife Fund-US. (WWF Inc.) released a cost benefit analysis of a business model to compare the short term financial impacts of implementing an individual vessel quota/limit program versus seasonal closures to achieve reductions in mortality of bigeye and yellowfin tunas in the Eastern Pacific tuna purse seine fishery.

Upcoming Events

Sep 20
20 September 2017 - 28 September 2017 Shanghai, China
Sep 25
25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017 Madrid, Spain
Sep 26
26 September 2017 - 28 September 2017 London, UK
Sep 27
27 September 2017 - 03 October 2017 Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Partners

United Nations Environment Programme
The World Bank
World Wide Fund For Nature
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Conservation International