渔业委员会
第三十四届会议 2021年2月1日至5日
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Voices of the Fish: Overview - 1

What are the key challenges to maintaining healthy oceans and safeguarding the biodiversity of fish stocks and marine resources? Part 1 of Voices of the Fish lays out the challenges we face in ensuring our policies and decision making balance the need for sustainable use of fish alongside the need for safeguarding our rich, biodiverse marine environment.


Voices of the Fish: Strengthening our knowledge - 2

In order to effectively look after fish and to protect fish stocks, we need to know more about their habitats, their numbers and size and what fish need to thrive. Better information about effective strategies and the inclusion of fisherfolk in decision-making processes will be key for moving forward and for engaging government bodies and community organizations to better safeguard our marine biodiversity.


Voices of the Fish: Safeguarding ocean habitats - 3

Effective policies to support building healthy fish stocks includes looking after their habitats. How can we reverse environmental damage and focus on rebuilding vibrant marine ecosystems? How can we best tackle challenges such as plastic pollution, overfishing and illegal fishing?


Fishing voices from the pacific

In the largest ocean in the world, the people of the Pacific face growing threats to their marine resources due to growing populations, overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Over half of the Pacific island population rely on coastal fisheries as the main source of food and income.

With the support of fisheries agencies, community-based fisheries management efforts in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga empowers these coastal fishing communities to take control of marine resources that ensure their food security and livelihoods. And importantly, it protects the environment as well as preserves the social, cultural and traditions of Pacific island people.


Fisheries management in the face of climate change

The ocean has absorbed 93% of the additional heat produced by anthropogenic climate change. This places it at the forefront of the impacts of a changing climate.

The changes are already affecting fisheries, and these will only increase and need to be addressed. Ultimately, the impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture sector will be determined by the sector’s ability to develop and implement adaption strategies.


Regulating, controlling and monitoring transshipment

In order to effectively look after fish and to protect fish stocks, we need to know more about their habitats, their numbers and size and what fish need to thrive. Better information about effective strategies and the inclusion of fisherfolk in decision-making processes will be key for moving forward and for engaging government bodies and community organizations to better safeguard our marine biodiversity. This video is also available in:


Sustainable fisheries: Linking biodiversity conservation and food security

Marine and freshwater ecosystems are indispensable to people: they provide food, livelihoods and are the foundation for sustainable development. This is especially true in developing countries where fisheries provide essential protein and nutrition for millions of people.

Despite greater recognition of their importance for life on earth, these ecosystems are under increasing pressure from overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction.


Take a minute to think about the oceans...

Take a minute to think about the oceans. Our oceans host 80% of the planet's biodiversity. Over 3 billion people depend on fish as part of their diet. 1 in 10 people rely on the fishing industry to make a living.

However... Around 30% of fish stocks are overfished. We all have a role to play to save our oceans…

  1. Consume a broader range of fish species
  2. Eat more local fish to support local fishing communities
  3. Don't pollute

Our actions make a difference! Without our oceans, life would not exist.


Common Oceans – the Areas Beyond National Jurisdictions (ABNJ)

This is a short video on the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) – our Common Oceans.

The ABNJ include some highly complex ecosystems, which are subject to negative impacts from a variety of sectors including shipping, pollution and illegal fishing. Addressing such impacts is compounded by problems in coordinating, disseminating and building capacity for best practices and in capitalizing on successful experiences – especially those related to the management of fisheries in ABNJ.