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Taking steps towards a potential next ABNJ Program
23-26 April 2019 | Rome, Italy. n April 2019, partners, donors, stakeholders and others with in an interest in becoming partners of the Common Oceans ABNJ Program were invited to the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to continue the conversation on forming a program...
Tuna Experts Mark 10 Years of Collaboration, Come Together for Workshop on Mitigation of Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries
ISSF and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project co-sponsored six sessions focused on bycatch and fish aggregating devices (FADs)
12-13 March 2019 | Rome, Italy. The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project co-sponsored the Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries workshop, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, 12-13 March...
Incentivizing Sustainable Fishing on the High Seas
Results from the Global Think Tank now available on WWF webpage
Fast-moving and migratory fish species, such as tuna and marlin, can swim thousands of miles between countries and across the open ocean. Fishing these species on the high seas, or areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), generates economic and social value, and there is the potential to generate even greater benefit....
Tuna compliance specialists from all five tuna RFMOs come together to tackle assessment procedures
Summary of the 3rd workshop of the Tuna Compliance Network
22-24 February 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand. For the first time ever, the five officers responsible for compliance and the five Chairs of the Compliance Committees of the tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) gathered, together with independent experts in compliance review mechanisms and non-tuna RFMO officers, at the 3rd Workshop of the...
 Meeting on deep sea fisheries management and biodiversity conservation at FAO HQ in May 2019
7-9 May 2019 | Rome, Italy. The Common Oceans ABNJ Deep Seas Project is convening a meeting at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 7-9 May. The aim of this meeting is to showcase existing knowledge, practices and innovative research for sustainable deep-sea fisheries management...