Fisheries

As Intergovernmental Conference On Sustainable Use Of Marine Biodiversity Begins, Speakers Stress Binding Treaty Critical In Protecting World’s Oceans

With oceans and seas moderating global climate conditions, maintaining the earth’s ecosystem, and supporting the livelihood of more than 3 billion people, it was critical to develop a binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable...Read More

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

How Will You ‘Love The Ocean’? Take One Action For Your Ocean This Valentine’s Day!

Show us your commitment to your ocean (and your health) – this Valentine’s day the Sea Change team are asking everyone to pledge one action to #LovetheOcean and encourage others to do the same by sharing your love across social media. It’s ...Read More

WTO Members Discuss How To Organize Work On Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations After MC11

Summing up the meeting, the chair said that members generally see merit in undertaking focused exchanges of information, linked to the negotiations, and recalled that the documents identified by ministers as the textual basis for further ne...Read More

Headquarters To Host Meeting Of Commission On Limits Of Continental Shelf From 29 January To 16 March

NEW YORK, 29 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-sixth session from 29 January to 16 March 2018.  The first plenary part of the session will...Read More

Oil Spills: Improving Emergency Responses Through Ocean Observing Systems

On 6 January 2018, the collision in the East China Sea between a freighter and an oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of “gas condensate”, a particularly explosive type of oil, caused a major spill of potentially dangerous proportions. As auth...Read More

Post-Buenos Aires: Tackling Fisheries Subsidies Contributing to IUU Fishing through Unilateral Trade Measures?

At the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, Members failed to reach an agreement on discipline aimed at eliminating fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unre...Read More

Western Sahara before the CJEU

Just a quick heads-up to our readers that yesterday Advocate General Wathelet of the Court of Justice of the EU delivered his opinion in Case C‑266/16, Western Sahara Campaign UK, The Queen v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Cust...Read More

Ministerial Ends With Decisions On Fish Subsidies, E-commerce Duties; Ongoing Work Continues

Under the ministerial decision on fisheries subsidies, members agreed to continue to engage constructively in the fisheries subsidies negotiations with a view to adopting an agreement by the next Ministerial Conference in 2019 on comprehens...Read More

Commission On Limits Of Continental Shelf Concludes Forty-Fifth Session

NEW YORK, 5 December (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty‑fifth session at United Nations Headquarters from 16 October to 1 December.

Collaborating To Save The Global Ocean

Paris, 22 November 2017 – Effectively managing the world’s ocean and safeguarding it for future generations is not achievable alone. Partnerships are now more important than ever to address the issues challenging the health of the ocean and...Read More

New Proposals Submitted For Draft Agreement On Fisheries Subsidies

Members engaged in a line-by-line reading of a compilation text circulated on 12 October. This text was based on seven earlier proposals for MC11 outcomes on fisheries subsidies, submitted by New Zealand, Iceland and Pakistan; the European ...Read More