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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).

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Argentina

Más del 70% de la superficie terrestre está cubierta por el mar.

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The Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG) is pleased to announce the...
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1 June 2017 - A healthy ocean will benefit global sustainable development in a number of ways, finds a new report published today by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program.

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A public event onboard Peace Boat's passenger ship in Stockholm, Sweden.

Event Date:
02/06/2017 - 11:00
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Hosted by the Equator Initiative, Norway, RARE, GEF, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) and UNDP

Event Date:
07/06/2017 - 18:30
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Seychelles

31 May 2017 - The Government of the Seychelles has considered and approved the presentation of four voluntary commitments from the Seychelles to the Ocean Conference to be held in New York

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Peru

Sus días de arduos cruceros polares, esquivando icebergs y capeando tempestades magallánicas terminaron.

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24 May 2017 - The Government of Senegal, with the support of UNDP, is holding the Ocean National Consultation on the implementation of SDG 14 today in Dakar.

Event Date:
24/05/2017 - 06:15
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Le pays a des communautés de pêcheurs dont le savoir-faire en matière de pêche...
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A case study: The Global Fishing Watch 2012-2016 view of transhipments May 2017...
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Brochure sur la Conférence sur les Océans Download Brochure Conférence Océan...
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Peru

The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach.

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