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Exploring the use of catch documentation schemes for deep-sea fisheries in the ABNJ
The use of catch documentation schemes (CDS), and how they could benefit fisheries in protecting them from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), is a widely discussed topic. In December 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a paper on the use of CDS for...
Global review of the efficacy of recreational fisheries governance
A comparative assessment of successful and failed frameworks in various ecological and socio-economic contexts, and guidelines for recreational fishery governance best practices
The effectiveness of recreational fisheries governance is mixed. Some countries are boasting good governance practices that sustain productive recreational fisheries, while others lack any policies and governance structures specific to recreational fisheries. Significant variability in the effectiveness of these governance structures clearly highlights the need for comparative studies of successful and...
Assessing mercury concentrations in billfish and associated human health risks of billfish consumption
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 been...
Groundbreaking workshop on spatial stock structure of tropical tuna species
Noumea, New Caledonia - 9-12 October 2018
Conservation International (CI) and the Pacific Community (SPC) organized a workshop in New Caledonia from 9-12 October on 'Identifying the spatial structure of tropical Pacific tuna stocks'. The workshop was attended by 35 experts from around the world and was informed by a comprehensive literature review...
What did we do in Marrakesh?
A summary of the 9th International Waters Conference (IWC9)
Every two years, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) invites its International Waters (IW) Project Portfolio, as well as representatives of beneficiary countries, non-governmental organizations, transboundary management institutions, UN Agencies and the private sector to attend the International Waters Conference – a learning event designed to share experiences and...
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