IUCN Call that 30% of all Marine Areas be Closed Sparks Outrage from Scientists, Fisheries Officials
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton September 29, 2016
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a UN-affiliated body that manages the IUCN red list and makes recommendations about limiting trade in endangered species, and on environmental impacts. Its recommendations are inputs for activity both at the UN and among governments.
At its recent quadrennial meeting in Hawaii this month, the body formally adopted a resolution calling on State and Government Agency Members "to designate and implement at least 30% of each marine habitat in a network of highly protected MPAs and other effective area-based conservation measures, with the ultimate aim of creating a fully sustainable ocean at least 30% of which has no extractive activities, subject to the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities."
Another part of the resolution called for the development of a new instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ..
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