Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability and biodiversity in the ABNJ
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Spotlighting the impact of the Common Oceans Program in the context of the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA)

Side event at 2023 UNFSA Review Conference promotes the value of multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable fisheries and biodiversity
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New deep-sea fisheries project committed to reduce impacts on marine habitats and achieve sustainable fisheries

GEF-funded partnership continues to address challenges and strengthen cooperation on deep-sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in shared marine waters
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New tuna fisheries project poised to ensure all major tuna stocks are fished sustainably by 2027

Launch of ambitious new phase in GEF-funded work on sustainable tuna fisheries and biodiversity conservation in shared marine waters
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The Ocean Foundation and FAO launch groundbreaking knowledge hub for fisheries management is clearinghouse of information on development and implementation of harvest strategies
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Ambitious, new phase of Common Oceans Program to keep the ocean healthy

GEF-funded partnership continues work on improved cooperation in the management of shared marine waters

To keep the oceans healthy, we need to manage the marine environment responsibly, as overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting pressure on biodiversity and ecosystems. The Common Oceans Program promotes the sustainable use of marine resources and biodiversity conservation in the ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction [more].

The Common Oceans Program aims to improve tuna and deep-sea fisheries management and reduce their environmental impact. It will work in the Sargasso Sea to demonstrate how cooperation and partnership can play a leading role in sustaining and restoring the productivity and health of a major ocean ecosystem. And it will focus on capacity building of experts and stakeholders on issues such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, seabed disturbance, marine and land-based pollution and climate change [more]