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January 16, 2020

In the first days of 2020, the Pacific Ocean archipelago nation of Palau took the momentous step of protecting 80 percent — 500,000 square kilometers — of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from fishing.

Stopping overexploitation of living resources on the high seas

This paper reviews the provisions and efforts to implement the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) and the 1980 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). It illustrates progress and continuing challenges to stopping the over exploitation of living resources in high seas areas beyond national jurisdictions.

October 18, 2019

To protect valuable marine resources and to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks, Japan’s Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy includes a commitment to peace and stability, including assistance to the Pacific in enhancing maritime safety and stability...The government of Japan continues to ass