15 January, 2009

On behalf of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), we extend our best wishes to you for 2009.

We wish to highlight 2009 as an important year for the conservation and protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. As of 31 December 2008, high seas fishing States have agreed, under UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/105, to prohibit their flagged fishing vessels from bottom fishing on the high seas where regulations have not been established to implement paragraphs 83 – 86 of the resolution.

Continue reading Progress report on the Implementation of UN General Assembly resolution 61/105 for the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems from the impact of bottom fisheries on the high seas

13 November, 2008

Update on the implementation of UN GA Res/61/105 With the sustainable fisheries negotiations resuming next week, below is a compilation of the latest news from recent RFMO meetings and their progress towards implementation of UNGA Resolution 61/105 paragraphs 83-86 on the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems from high seas bottom fishing.  

Continue reading DSCC Update – November 2008

10 December, 2007

As the United Nations General Assembly holds its annual Fisheries and Oceans Debate today, a new End of Year Report reveals that the majority of fisheries treaty organisations are failing to take urgent actions called for by the General Assembly in 2006 to protect deep-sea species and ecosystems. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) assessed the work of the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and RFMOs under negotiation against the requirements of the 2006 United Nations resolution on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas.

Continue reading Fisheries organizations in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans fail their end of year report