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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4 Dec 2017 - Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years.

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16 Nov 2017 - Just one year after launching the world’s first National Fisheries Platform, with GCP support, Costa Rica is making important headway towards creating a sustainable long-line

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Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting

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10 Nov 2017 - The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climat

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8 Nov 2017 - Model developed that allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising consumer demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks.

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31 Oct 2017 - The Philippines is partnering with the conservation group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to reform fishery management policy and is investing in enforcement, the government

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24 Oct 2017 - Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according to Fiji’s Ambassador

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23 Oct 2017 - All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.

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18 Oct 2017 - Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors and staff from the Peace Boat visited UNDP headquarters to learn about UNDP’s work on ocean conservation and sustainable development.

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The Economist Events' fifth World Ocean Summit was held in Mexico on 7 - 9 March 2018 and expanded into a wider, more ambitious World Ocean Initiative focused on five pillars: sustainable fisheries

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07/03/2018 - 14:00 to 09/03/2018 - 17:30
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16 Oct 2017 -  Seychelles received a round of applause in New York today from a group of ambassadors to the United Nations dedicated to promoting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) o

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13 Oct 2017 - The most sustainable fisheries are now also becoming the more profitable, according to a new report on the performance of the EU’s fishing fleet.

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