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Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.
The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.
"Caring for, and using, our oceans in sustainable ways is critical to achieve ecological and economic goals for communities everywhere," he says.
A new agreement aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices represents the capstone of years of diplomatic effort to combat the scourge of illegal fishing, according to the United Nations food agency.
At the Ocean Conference (scheduled to take place 5-9 June) in New York, nations will gather to discuss how best to deliver on Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water. This event is critical because it will, for perhaps the first time, focus the international community on how critical our oceans to our life and livelihoods.
There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic bottles, according to figures cited by the United Nations.
Researchers found that the reefs in Taiwan and the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the first to experience annual bleaching.
The Ocean Conference will bring together representatives from governments, the private sector, and civil society to discuss solutions to the problems facing the oceans.
PGA, conference co-chairs and president to hold press briefing on June 2017 UN Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.
UNESCO welcomes the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.
Warning that we are dangerously close to breaking the limit of how we should use oceans, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with a Polynesian voyaging canoe crew using traditional methods to circumvent the world.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked that we recommit to using the oceans' gifts "peacefully, equitably and sustainably."