After more than two years of talks, diplomats will begin the process of discussions to establish marine protected areas in the high seas. A place that is not regulated, governed or owned by individual countries, thus allowing many marine species to be exploited. The decisions will include what and how much to protect as well as how to enforce protection.
This is what Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly and Ambassador of Fiji had to say:
“The high seas are the biggest reserve of biodiversity on the planet. We can’t continue in an ungoverned way if we are concerned about protecting biodiversity and protecting marine life.”
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