Ocean Action Hub

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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29 May 2018 - Straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds are among the plastic products prohibited under the proposed new rules.

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24 May 2018 - We need to act now to save biodiversity and ecosystems.

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23 May 2018 - In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.

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18 May 2018 - A wide consortium of global tuna buyers, NGOs, and fishing industry associations have issued a call to regional fishery management organizations that they adopt more stringen

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Piura, 11 de mayo. Más de la mitad de la población mundial vive cerca del mar, siendo más de 200 millones de personas las que dependen de la pesca como medio de vida, especialmente

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On 7-8 June 2018, London will be celebrating the World Oceans Day by hosting the first edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). 

Event Date:
07/06/2018 - 14:00 to 08/06/2018 - 18:00
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17 May 2018 - To boost the marine ecosystem, Singapore is going to create the largest artificial reef habitat in the world at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park.

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16 May 2018 - The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.

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The policy brief provides reflections on the necessary policies that should be...
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14 May 2018 - A plastic bag was found at a depth of almost 36,000 feet in the Mariana Trench. Scientists say it’s the world’s deepest known piece of plastic trash.

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14 May 2018 - As climate change brings worsening threats, insurance may be a way to insure against ocean losses.

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