The fate of half of the planet: Canada must help secure a Global Ocean Treaty
The final round of negotiations on a Global Ocean Treaty are set to take place at the United Nations fourth Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction in New York.
A shark, pictured on Feb. 19, 2021, is hauled in as bycatch by crew onboard an Iranian flagged vessel fishing for tuna in the Northern Indian Ocean. These vessels often fish for tuna with seven-mile-long gill nets, fishing with a gill net over 1.5 miles is illegal. Greenpeace was in the Northern Indian Ocean to witness to the destructive fishing practices of under-documented fishing fleets which it is estimated cause the bycatch of 80-100,000 cetaceans per year, says Greenpeace. Photograph courtesy of Abbie Trayler-Smith/Greenpeace