Ocean Action Hub

11 Jul 2019 - 75-80 % of marine litter in the Caribbean Sea comes from land, and most of it consists of plastics. States are taking action and momentum is building.

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10 July 2019 - Urchins may be crucial to the health of the kelp forest ecosystem.

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9 Jul 2019 - Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds.

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8 Jul 2019 - New research finds marine protected areas, or MPAs, are more valuable than previously thought for conservation and increasing fishing catches in nearby areas.

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5 Jul 2019 - UNGA President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said she looks forward to its adoption "by consensus" during the opening session of the Summit, on 24 September.

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4 Jul 2019 - The ocean is our planet’s blue heart. Our lives depend on it. So let’s make sure it won’t stop beating.  

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3 Jul 2019 - The researchers propose that three particular indices could be monitored, using widely available catch and satellite data, to determine when ecosystem overfishing is occurring.

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2 Jul 2019 - New Ocean Observing System report card shows need for more sustained ocean observations of climate change impact.

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1 Jul 2019 - SDG 14 target 14.6 establishes the need to reach agreement on eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies “by 2020” – i.e. before the end of this year.

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28 June 2019 - Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned our waters are facing the biggest threat in their history, with industrial overfishing putting the entire ecosystem at risk.

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27 Jun 2019 - Until recently we didn’t know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasn’t pretty. The Guardian US investigates.

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26 Jun 2019 - Three UN agencies seek $8.2 million to help countries harness sustainable use and trade in seafood and other ocean-based sectors.

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