Remedies for ocean health

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Small-scale fisheries, Malaysia

“Stewardship is not only an environmental concern, it’s also a health, economic, food security and moral issue,” US Secretary of State John Kerry in his address to the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth.

Oceans elicit emotional reactions in many people. They are places where we swim, fish, sail or simply watch the world go by. Yet, increasingly, we hear troubling messages that oceans are under grave threat from overfishing, pollution, climate change and more. These messages move us to take action. But, what actions can right past wrongs and create future opportunities?

Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth Plenary Opening – Panel discussion

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The recent Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, highlighted the need to take steps to tackle overfishing, climate change and pollution of the oceans. The summit committed to a set of concrete actions responding to the urgency for restoring productive, resilient oceans that drive broad-based blue growth and deliver food security.

My Top Five Ocean Challenges

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Tourist and fishing boats in Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines.

At the end of April, the international community will meet in the Hague for the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth. The summit will bring together representatives from governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector. This is the first in a series of blog posts in the run up to the Summit that will address key ocean issues.