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BBNJ Capacity Development in the Context of Climate Change
Side event at the 2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
March 2019 | United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S. On Tuesday March 26, during the second session of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity...
Addressing the need to reverse the trend of declining stocks of billfish species in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean
The Caribbean Billfish Management and Conservation Plan - a key output of the Caribbean Billfish Project
The implementation of more specific and effective fisheries management measures is required to secure the sustainability of stocks of billfish species throughout the Atlantic. Although serious gaps persist in billfish catch and biological data,...
Leading marine scientists and tuna industry representatives meet at FAO headquarters to discuss 10 years of bycatch mitigation research
International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries co-hosted by ISSF and FAO
March 2019 | Rome, Italy. On March 12-13, an International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries is taking place at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in Rome. The event is co-hosted by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation...
BirdLife South Africa invited partners to Global Seabird Bycatch Assessment Workshop
For first-ever estimate of seabird bycatch from tuna longline fisheries in the Southern Hemisphere
24 February-1 march 2019 | Skukuza, South Africa. This week, the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project's partner BirdLife South Africa convened a workshop of experts from major fishing nations and international organizations to attempt the first-ever estimate of seabird bycatch from tuna longline fishing operations in the Southern Hemisphere. ...
Fisheries Governance in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - the Essential Role of Incentives
Fisheries that intersect with the areas beyond national jurisdictions (ABNJ) are ecologically, institutionally and politically complex. These fisheries contribute to enormous economic and social benefits and have the potential to generate even greater benefits and wealth under management regimes that incorporate incentives. The main international instruments for the...