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Sustainable fisheries initiative agreed by 14 nations

The leaders of 14 countries have pledged to end overfishing, restore fish stocks and prevent pollution from entering their waters, in what has been described as the world’s largest ocean sustainability initiative.

The nations (Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau, and Portugal) may be few, but together they are responsible for about 40 percent of the world’s coasts. .

The countries, members of the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy, also pledged to eliminate illegal fishing and end subsidies that contribute to overfishing by 2025.

Image: Francesco Ungaro


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