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Towards a Sustainable Fisheries Fund for the Western Central Atlantic
Mercury is the chemical element commonly known as quicksilver that is a naturally occurring element present throughout the environment. However, due to human industrial activities, high levels of mercury finds its way into the ocean where it ends up in fish and other marine life. Over the years there has...
Electronic monitoring of fishing activities in Ghana: completing a success story
Accra, Ghana, 23rd January 2019. The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project's electronic monitoring pilot in Ghana has come to an end. At a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of the Republic of Ghana, representatives from the partners involved in the activity - the Government of...
Common Oceans ABNJ Program participated in Multi-stakeholder Dialogue and Capacity-building Partnership Event at UN Headquarters
A two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event organized by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) took place on January 24 and 25, 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event aimed to provide an opportunity to build awareness...
Taking Stock of Pacific Sharks
The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project completes a five-year programme of high seas shark assessments
It is both the best and worst of times for the world’s open ocean sharks.  On the upside, more people than ever before are recognizing the importance of conserving these majestic and valuable top marine predators.  Many national and international organizations now have specific measures in place designed to manage...
Fishery business case development process in the Caribbean completed
By the end of 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Conservation International (CI) and partners completed the process of developing a series of fishery assessments in the Caribbean, as part of the Common Oceans ABNJ Ocean Partnership Project (OPP). The Common Oceans ABNJ Ocean Partnerships Project of...
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