Ocean Action Hub

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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16 May 2017 - On 5 May the Belize Fisheries Department, with the support of UNDP, held its Inaugural Meeting of the National Consultation Process with a Focus Group meeting to discuss and develop a set of draft Voluntary Commitments geared towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 Targets.

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Le 24 mai 2017 une sensibilisation est prévue au Port de Pêche à Lomé à l'endroit des pêcheurs et des communautés de la zone côtière.

Event Date:
24/05/2017 - 04:00
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Belize

16 May 2017 - Belize’s commercial and subsistence fisheries are important to the livelihoods of approximately 2,800 fishermen, their families and coastal fishing communities.

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On 16 May 2017 the Minister of Finances, Trade and Blue Economy launched the National Ocean Consultations in the District of Labata in the north of the country.

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15 May 2017 - LANCEMENT DES CONSULTATIONS NATIONALES POUR LA MISE EN OEUVRE DE L’OBJECTIF DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE (ODD 14)

Event Date:
15/05/2017 - 04:30
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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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12 May 2017 - The voyage began in Casablanca and continues along the Moroccan coast studying and classifying fish - from shallow water to 500 meter-depth.

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10 May 2017 – Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, one of the key issues for discussion at the Ocean Conference. 

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Philippines

The Philippines lies within the “Coral Triangle”, a global center of marine diversity, with diverse coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, fisheries and marine mammals.

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PEMSEA partners are targeting to cover 25 percent of the region’s coastline under ICM by 2021, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
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