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High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance net

States at the United Nations have begun negotiating a new treaty to strengthen the legal regime for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Failure to ensure the full scope of fish biodiversity is covered could result in thousands of species continuing to slip through the cracks of a fragmented global ocean governance framework.


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August 30, 2019

The Project Technical Team Leader will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Subregional Coordinator for the Pacific and will directly report to the Lead Technical Officer (LTO). The Project Technical Team Leader will lead the execution of the project’s technical and administrative activiti

August 30, 2019

Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate...Released by coal-burning power plants and other industries, mercury—a toxic metal—circulates in the atmosphere, enters the ocean, worms up the food web and, via the seafood w

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FFA was established in 1977 when Pacific Island Forum leaders decided to establish a South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency open to all Forum members and all countries in the region ‘who support the sovereign rights of the coastal states to conserve and manage living resources’ including highly mig