A growing number of organisations are working together to protect seamounts, cold-water corals and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition is calling on the United Nations General Assembly to secure a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling and protect these fragile and unique pockets of life in the deep seas before they are destroyed forever.
The DSCC was founded in 2004, to address the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas in the absence of an effective governance regime. The coalition is made up of over 70 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), fishers organisations and law and policy institutes, all committed to protecting the deep sea.
Pacific bluefin tuna status remains worrying, Pew warns United States
A group of scientists assessing the Pacific bluefin tuna population has determined that it is at just 3.3 per cent of its unfished level, a conclusion that according to the organisation Pew Charitable Trust confirms the species’ severely depleted status.