Monday, November 25, 2013

Global Oceans Commission Summary Report

The Global Oceans Commission has released summary reports on key policy issues affecting High Seas Governance. These summaries are currently available on the GOC website. The following are the 10 key policy areas that have been addressed:

1.     A Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for the global ocean
2.     Climate change, ocean acidification and geo-engineering
3.     Elimination of marine pollution affecting the high seas
4.     Bioprospecting and marine genetic resources
5.     Deep seabed mining
6.     Eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies
7.     MPAs: protecting high seas biodiversity
8.     Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
9.     Reform of high seas fisheries management
10.   Modernising ocean governance

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