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High Seas

Governing the High Seas

Peter Neill | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The earth's surface is more than 70% ocean, supporting our claim that our planet would have best been called "Aqua," more water than land, a sea of blue connecting the remaining disconnected green, where has been concentrated the history of human activity, for better or for worse.

Inventing Fish: An Industry on the Brink

Peter Neill | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The paradox is obvious: Whatever we do to sustain the national fishing industry will be countered by external suppliers operating outside sustainability management regimes to meet an ever-growing market demand.

High Hopes for the High Seas!

Dame Meg Taylor | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Dame Meg Taylor

Unfortunately, marine debris dumped by faraway lands, as well as some dumped by islands with dwindling amounts of usable land, threatens our livelihoods, our culture and our economies.

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

Humans have always depended on the "blue" covering most of our planet. Yet only recently have we become more aware of the magnitude of our impacts -- and realized what we must do to conserve and be able to continue to benefit from these waters.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 4)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

While the past decade has demonstrated great public awareness of ocean issues, and in some cases some striking successes in ocean protection and stewardship, our overall progress toward a global solution has been limited.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing...

It's an Investment, Not a Cost: High Seas Management on the Table at The Hague for the Global Ocean Action Summit

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

The High Seas support more than 10 percent of the world's fisheries, share migratory fish and large animal populations with nearshore areas and make up 58 percent of the world's oceans or more than 40 percent of the planet's surface.

An Urgent Wake Up Call to Protect our Oceans

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Thriving, healthy oceans are essential, not only to the wonderful array of corals, fish, squid, sharks and whales, but for all of us. They provide us with the food we eat. They provide us with half of the oxygen we breathe.

Settling Ownership of the Bounty of the High Seas

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

Many ocean species that are over-exploited and traded internationally live in areas beyond national jurisdiction, a region known as the high seas that starts 200 miles from shore and covers half the Earth.