Ocean Action Hub

[SDG Target 14.4] By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing practices... more

[SDG Target 14.6] By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and eliminate subsidies that contribute to IUU fishing... more

Definition

Fisheries and aquaculture contribute US$100 billion per year and about 260 million jobs to the global economy (UNDP, 2012). Women comprise 47 percent of the total workforce dependent on commercial capture fisheries for their livelihoods, including the post-harvest sector (World Bank, 2012).

Global wild fish catch has been flat at around 80-85 million metric tonnes per year since the late 1980’s; the additional global demand since then has largely been made up by the rapid growth in aquaculture which now supplies about half of annual global consumption of fish protein.

About 30% of global fish stocks are considered overexploited, 60% fully exploited, and only 10% underexploited (FAO, 2010). 20% of fish stocks are subject to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, valued at $23 billion per year. Destructive fisheries subsidies that support unsustainable practices, total about $16 billion per year. World Bank/FAO estimate that the economic loss due to overfishing is now $83 billion per year (World Bank, 2017).

Latest

Provisions for fish and fish products in trade agreements in times of crisis and pandemic: Recommendations for negotiation and c

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28/10/2020 - 14:15 to 02/11/2020 - 18:15
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27 Oct 2020 - A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that protecting an additional 5% of the ocean can increase future fish catch by 20% or mo

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22 Oct 2020 - SDG Knowledge Platform - During the inaugural Ocean Stewardship Annual Review, CEOs addressed five "tipping points" for a healthy and productive ocean.

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13 Oct 2020 - IPS -  Coastal fisheries in the Pacific Islands have become a food and livelihood lifeline to many people who have lost jobs, especially in urban centres and tourism

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8 Oct 2020 - Today the £50 million 

Earthshot Prize
launches to incentivise change and help repair our planet.

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18 Sept 2020 - As consumer demand for wild caught seafood continues to grow, so do the pressures that lead to ov

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17 Sept 2020 - El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), a través de su proyecto Cadenas Mundiales Sostenibles de Suministro de Productos del Mar (GMC por sus siglas en

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24 Aug 2020 - Digital platform Uplink is announces it's Ocean Cohort of 12 innovations tackling the biggest issues facing our seas.

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20 Aug 2020 - New Ocean Panel paper find fisheries crime can manifest in many ways, including fraud, corruption, tax crime and human smuggling and shows how to tackle this problem.

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4 Aug 2020 - The Guardian - Dumped and ageing fibreglass boats are breaking up, releasing toxins and microplastics across the world.

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5 Aug 2020 - Sharks are rarely seen at almost one in five of the world's coral reefs, finds a study, due largely to over-fishing.

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22 Jul 2020 - The coastal and marine environment supports tourism and fishing, critical to the Maldives economy. Without ecosystem conservation and funding, it could be lost.

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