Greenpeace Rio+20 Oceans Priorities: Filling the Gaps in Oceans Governance and Stopping Overfishing

3 May 2012

  • Address gaps in oceans governance that are hampering progress on marine protection.
  • Commit to cutting overcapacity of the world’s fishing fleets and providing priority access to fish resources for low-impact small-scale fisheries.
  • Promote and invest in sound economic and sustainable fishing practices that maximize benefits to local communities.
  • Implement a global network of Marine Reserves, which is essential to conserve and restore the health and productivity of the oceans and to maintain vital ecosystem services and food security for hundreds of millions of people.
  • Agree on a phase-out of environmentally and socially harmful subsidies within this decade.

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