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8
Jun

Doco highlights calls for halt to deep sea mining

  “If we don’t understand the connectivity with our inshore, with the land and everything else, how can we confidently say it’s not going to affect anything?”   Media release 5th June 2021 This week’s launch of a film documentary, Setting the Boundaries – Voices from the Last Frontier is part of a regional series focusing on calls for a

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8
Jun

Big, Rich, and Powerful Subsidisers to Benefit from WTO Fisheries Subsidies Talks

WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala facing pressure to end fisheries subsidies / WTO image “ A significant 10 steps backward for holding those countries with heavily subsidised fleets accountable and acting to reduce global pressure on fish stocks ” Media release 31st may 2021: Global talks to reign in global fisheries subsidies are failing to hold big, rich and powerful

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2
Apr

Deep Sea Mining is Not Needed, Not Wanted, Not Consented!

    The Ocean is the living blue heart of our planet. It is our common heritage, but also our common responsibility. We are its guardians. We recognize its significance and its essence as the basis of our Pacific identity and wellbeing. We Are the Ocean. In its preservation, we are preserved.   For millennia, our ancestors have held this

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31
Aug

WTO agreements will impact small scale fisheries

This year the World Trade Organization (WTO) is pushing to reach an agreement on the use of subsidies for fishing, a deal that will have widespread impacts on small-scale and artisanal fisherfolk around the world.   While the negotiations on fisheries subsidies began over 18 years ago, they received a renewed boost with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   The

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21
Jul

WTO Fisheries Subsidies undermining Pacific sovereignty, food security and livelihood

By Adam Wolfenden This week members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be meeting to discuss rules for curbing fisheries subsidies that, if currently accepted, will undermine the sovereignty and control of Pacific Ocean resources by Pacific Island Countries. An outcome like what is being proposed will benefit those countries that have already built their fleet capacities, giving them

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