The balance between the introduction of new technologies for the exploitation of marine resources and their protection is a serious challenge for the international community. Currently, management of the oceans is governed by a number of global and regional instruments set up under the UNCLOS, each responsible for their own particular sector or geographical area. However, there is no integrated governance structure as these bodies lack the mandate or enforcement capability to cooperate and coordinate effectively to ensure the conservation of vulnerable biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
P R O G R A M M E
Wednesday 19, 9:00-10:45
Room: Plataforma 2 (Art Centre)
CHAIR: Pierre Amilhat Director for International Affairs and Markets, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Biliana Cicin-Sain,Co-Chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
Matthew Gianni, Political Advisor to the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
Kjartan Hoydal, NEAFC North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission