Issue 59 | Blue Pulse: Marine Conservation Bulletin
Half time for BBNJ-IGC5
Fifth BBNJ Agreement Negotiations Underway
Discussions on effects of Marine Protected Areas
This issue of Blue Pulse focuses on the UN Ocean Conference held in Lisbon late last month. The conference generated billions of dollars in spontaneous commitments to implement Sustainable Development Goal 14, and the “ocean emergency” on ecology and climate was further discussed in depth. China also putting forward constructive initiatives at the conference. In the near future, it is expected to see the implementation of policies and the achievement of commitments.
After a week of discussions and events at the second UN Oceans Conference（UNOC), more than 100 member states have voluntarily committed to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s oceans through marine protected areas by 2030; regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) cover about 91 percent of the world’s oceans, but many organizations feel they are failing in their responsibility to protect high seas fisheries resources.
The Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) adopted the Fisheries Subsidies Agreement, which is a major step towards ending harmful fisheries subsidies, but there is still a long way to go in future negotiations. In the meantime, civil society organisations, large companies and governments worldwide are all on the same page in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
导语 Introduction 关键点 本期快讯的视讯和观点将关注投向印度洋。印度洋金枪鱼委员会（IOTC）通 […]
China vigorously promotes high-quality development of marine ecology; Bolton Food Group calls for the conservation of tuna stocks should shift the past reactive mentality to a proactive way of thinking as a method for improving the stability and sustainability of the tuna industry.
How the aquaculture industry should respond to climate change has become a major issue globally; meanwhile, the aquaculture industry has taken an revolutionary step on the road to carbon neutrality.