The Alliance Makes a Big Commitment to Support United Nations’ Sustainable Development GoalMay 30th, 2017
We’re proud to be part of Ocean Conservation History joining the United Nations in their ambitious call to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. To that end, the Alliance has made another substantial commitment to sustainability this month, committing to the United Nations to advance Science-based Ecosystem, Species, and Biodiversity Protection.
Here’s the context
This June 5-9th, the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at the UN headquarters in New York. The Conference will devote special attention to the health of our oceans and seas and to advance implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.
Part of this effort is a call for voluntary sustainability commitments by Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international and regional financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors – individually or in partnership – to contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 – the health of ocean and seas.
The Alliance made a voluntary commitment and registered it as well to advance Science-based Ecosystem, Species, and Biodiversity Protection.
Related to the UN’s commitments, we reiterate 4 commitments of our science-based and ecosystem based approach to fishery management:
–Science-based fishery management: Voluntary withdrawal from fishing bluefin tuna, a pressured tuna species, for 2017-2018
–Science-based fishery management: Goal of 100% Live Release of Sharks, Rays, and Turtles
–Training and skills building: 100% vessel captains and crew retrained on species release techniques in 2017
–Research, monitoring, and compliance: 100% observation by independent scientific observers on each vessel
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