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Public and private sectors pledge in Rio+20 to restore “oceans’ health and productivity”

Monday, June 18th 2012 - 07:17 UTC
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Over 80 countries, civil society groups, private companies and international organizations have declared their support for the new Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO), signalling their commitment to work together around coordinated goals to restore the world’s oceans to health and productivity. Read full article


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  • DennisA

    “some of the largest seafood purchasing companies in the world, representing over 6 billion dollars per year in seafood sales”

    This means that small fishermen will be squeezed out and the “control” will be under the influence of global corporations. The EU Fisheries policy decimated fishing stocks and destroyed local fishing communities, who don't need regulations to tell them how to preserve the fishstocks upon which they depend.

    This is another globalist nightmare.

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 08:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Argentina is now risking fisheries conservation by its antagonistic attitude towards the Falkland Islands.

    From Falkland Islands Government:

    On 28 November 1990, following a meeting in Madrid to discuss conservation concerns, Argentine and British delegations adopted a Joint Statement which resulted in the creation of The South Atlantic Fisheries Commission (SAFC). One of its primary aims is to find ways of improving conservation of migratory and straddling stocks.

    The creation of the Falklands Outer Conservation Zone (FOCZ) was announced at the same meeting. This borders the Falkland Islands Interim Conservation and Management Zone (FICZ) set up in 1986, extending the fishing zone to a maximum of 200 miles from the coastal baselines.

    By mid-2005 there had been 27 meetings of the SAFC and 23 meetings of its scientific sub-committee (SSC). Much useful joint scientific work involving British, Argentine and Falklands scientists has been done in the SSC. Fisheries data has been routinely exchanged and there have been joint assessments of shared stocks. There has been a programme of joint research cruises with Falkland and Argentine research vessels operating with joint scientific teams in both zones. Since late 2005 a number of SAFC meetings have been suspended due to Argentine insistence on linking fisheries conservation to talks on sovereignty. This is not acceptable to the UK Government nor to the Falkland Islands.

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Argentina does not compromise the integrity its commercial or territorial waters by placing them at risk of FI/UK encroachement.

    Jun 19th, 2012 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Spainexpat

    @ TTT - You are still touting this nonsense? Have you ever heard of territory being taken through fisheries conservation???!!!

    Please leave your house and enlighten yourself with the real world instead of this dark world you live in - where the UK and possibly the world is plotting to snatch territory from Argentina through fishing conservation!

    Jun 19th, 2012 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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