In this issue of Bulletin, we focused on Japan’s controversial decision to release wastewater into ocean. We also included articles from two marine scientists, in which they share their opinions about recent popular Netflix documentary Seaspiracy.
The Perspectives section of this issue is devoted to the difference in benefits between strictly protected and permissive protected areas; while the issue looks at the blue economy and the associated management and technology.
In this issue, we reflect on the importance of the High Seas Biodiversity Agreement (BBNJ) through the lens of zigzagging decision makings of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations of Tuna. In the meanwhile, there is a focus on scientific analyses on effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas, as area-based management tools for high seas conservation.
Policy-making for fisheries and ocean conservation under climate change.
Focusing on global marine conservation process and sustainable blue economy, “Blue Pulse” initiates the first issue of the Year of the Ox.
Blue Pulse will soon publish a series of special thematic issues for 2020’s review.
The Antarctic ocean is gaining more weight in global nature conservation.
The IATTC fisheries management measures have been vetoed by a vote, resulting in an unprecedented unregulated fishery in these waters next year, which seems to strongly justify the criticism by UN Secretary-General Gutierrez that “mankind is waging war on nature”. The outputs of the UN Decade of Ocean Science programme will make a significant contribution to the achievement of marine conservation goals.
China published its first White Paper on Distant Water Fishing Compliance, and announced by the Tristan da Cunha government, 90 percent of the waters around the island chain will become a “no-take zone”.
This issue of Blue Pulse brings together relevant research in the areas of marine protected areas, fisheries management, fisheries subsidies, seafood traceability, climate change and ‘blue carbon’.