This initiative represents a powerful and focused effort on the part of international leaders to regenerate and refocus our collective energy on solutions that respond most directly to the intervening negative circumstances that have challenged the world ocean ecosystem to its core.
Sharks, rays and seahorses are on the road to extinction. East coast cod has declined 96 percent over the past 150 years. But magnetic fishhooks are helping to save sharks, and just in the nick of time.
85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.