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Oceans and Seas

The oceans cover three quarters of the world’s surface, but we have only just begun to comprehend the full significance of their ability to sustain both humans and the natural environment. It is increasingly clear that the marine environment plays a central role in supporting sustainable development, especially once we begin to identify the many areas which interact with the oceans and seas. This complex mix of coastal and marine interaction calls for a substantial increase in policies, resources and initiatives in order to better understand and enhance these systems. This paper concentrates principally on two key areas:
  • Unsustainable fisheries
  • Marine pollution and degradation

The paper seeks to chart current approaches for sustainably protecting and managing 

Briefing paper on Oceans and Seas - PDF format  

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Coral reefs

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ISSUES

Coral reefs

Fisheries  

Protected areas

Traditional knowledge

  • Indigenous Fishers’ Knowledge: Ownership, Predicaments and research. Isamu, T. (2002) Communication from Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development. 15th January 2002. http://www.csiwisepractices.org enter USERNAME: csi and PASSWORD: wise

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Key International Agreements and Conventions

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Last up-dated March 2002. 

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