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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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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As a participant in the national consultation held in Samaná, Danilo Reyes tells us about the link between the community and the sea.

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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
10/05/2017 - 09:00
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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
12/05/2017 - 09:00
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Multi-sectoral consultation on the state of the ocean.

Event Date:
10/05/2017 - 09:00
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Organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France.

Event Date:
11/05/2017 - 03:00 to 12:00
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4 May 2017 - Preparations are underway for the high-level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, co-hosted by the governments of Fiji and Swe

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High-level reception convened by Convention on Biological Diversity with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Costa Rica.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 14:30
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28 Apr 2017 - The fate of the world’s marine life today - including the threatened bluefin tuna - is in all our hands

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On Africa’s west coast the ocean is hearth and home, but climate changes are resulting in rising sea levels, degraded fish stocks, coastal degradation and more.
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26 Apr 2017 - For Sri Lanka, heavily economically dependent on the ocean, UN initiatives relating to the ocean and climate change are of particular importance.

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