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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

Report of the Fourth Project Steering Committee: Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the ABNJ
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
Report of the Fourth Project Steering Committee: Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the ABNJ, Rome, Italy, 11-13 July 2017.
The Tuna Compliance Network - Brochure
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Communication material
In March 2017, the Tuna Compliance Network (TCN) was set up to facilitate communication and cooperation between officers responsible for compliance and experts in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS). Its main objective is to share best practice compliance processes associated mainly with tuna RFMOs and, therefore contribute to combating IUU fishing in tuna fisheries. The TCN is supported by the International MCS Network, the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project that is funded by GEF and implemented by UN-FAO, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and other partners.
Report of Arctic Circle Assembly Meeting Reykjavik, Iceland, October 13-15, 2017
Category: Oceans Partnership
Type of document: Reports
Conservation International, together with the support of the Arctic Circle Assembly, the Emerson Collective, Nia Tero, the Government of Iceland and the World Bank, facilitated a learning exchange among government and industry leaders and experts from the Pacific Islands and Iceland that focused on sharing lessons and experiences aimed to improve the management and economic value of fisheries. This high-­‐level convening was organized around the Arctic Circle Assembly meeting in Reykjavik, 13-­‐15 October 2017.

Upcoming Events

Jan 24
24 January 2018 - 25 January 2018 Busan, Korean
Jan 26
26 January 2018 - 28 January 2018 Lima, Peru
Jan 26
26 January 2018 - 28 January 2018
Jan 29
29 January 2018 - 30 January 2018 Shimizu, Japan

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