Tuna & Biodiversity
Deep Seas & Biodiversity
High seas vessel
Vessel Avel Vad leaving Port Louis, Mauritius
Landings in Yemen
Fishing boat at sea
Did you know?
- Marine areas beyond national jurisdiction cover 64% of the surface of the oceans, make up 40% of the earth’s surface, with marine living resources valued at well over US$10 billion annually.
The Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Program (ABNJ) – often referred to as Common
Oceans – is a broad-scale, innovative approach to achieve efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation in marine areas that do not fall under the responsibility of any one country.
To achieve this goal, the Program is comprised of four specific areas of work:
- Sustainable management of tuna fisheries & biodiversity conservation
- Sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation of deep-sea living marine resources & ecosystems
- Ocean Partnerships for sustainable fisheries and biodiversity conservation
- Strengthening global capacity to effectively manage ABNJ