FAO Fisheries Department
Six policies from five countries are now shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies. California, Namibia, Palau, the Philippines, and South Africa are still in the running. This year the topic of the award is the protection of oceans and coasts. Thirty-one different policies from 22 countries were nominated, ranging from integrated ocean and coastal policies, marine protected area programmes to laws regulating fisheries, trade in marine products, marine litter and land-sea interactions.
For this year’s theme the World Future Council is partnering with FAO, as well as the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with support from the Okeanos Foundation.