Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability in the ABNJ
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Regional Fisheries Management Organizations boosting engagement in development of new ‘High-Seas Treaty’

Common Oceans ABNJ Program organizes side event to showcase how lessons learned can help shape future actions
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Continuing the conversation on how to best manage the effects of tuna fishing on oceanic ecosystems

Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project invites scientists, managers and other stakeholders for a second workshop on the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in tuna fisheries

The Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Program (ABNJ) commonly referred to as the Common Oceans ABNJ Program – 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 resources

Not a drop in the ocean - key successes from the Common Oceans ABNJ Program
Category: Common Oceans
Type of document: Brochures
The Common Oceans ABNJ Program aims to improve fisheries management and biodiversity conservation in the marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Between 2014-2019, the Program carried out many activities that contributed to: improving tuna fisheries, tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, protecting marine life, and safeguarding marine ecoystems. This brochure presents an overview of the Common Oceans ABNJ Program's key successes.
Report of the FAO/NPFC Workshop on Protection of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the North Pacific Fisheries Commission Area
Category: Deep Seas & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
This is the report of the FAO/NPFC workshop on protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems in the North Pacific Fisheries Commission Area: applying global experiences to regional assessment. The event was held in Yokohama, Japan on 12–15 March 2018. The workshop was organized by the NPFC with financial support from the FAO ABNJ Deep Seas Project. 
Online Report of the Common Oceans ABNJ Deep Seas Project
Category: Deep Seas & Biodiversity
Type of document: Infographics
This is an online report of the Common Oceans ABNJ Deep Seas Project, prepare by implementing partner United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which summarises all the work carried out under the Project over the past 5 years. 

Upcoming Events

Jan 27
27 January 2020 - 28 January 2020 FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Jan 27
27 January 2020 - 28 January 2020 FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Jan 29
29 January 2020 - 30 January 2020 FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

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