FAO Fisheries Department

Preserving the global marine commons



Innovative partnership to promote sustainable fisheries management in the high seas.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) last week approved a broad-scale, innovative approach to address the depletion of high-seas fish stocks and biodiversity conservation.

The new programme aims to promote efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation in marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), commonly called the high seas.