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  • Fishing in Kenya's Lake Naivasha provides income for local people, but fish stocks have declined sharply due to over-fishing and the diversion of water for agriculture (Photo: Cheryl Q, Creative Commons via Flicker)

    Green lessons for the blue economy

    Laura Kelly discusses how lessons from the past can help ensure everyone benefits from our ocean, seas and coasts

    11 December 2018 | Blog | Fisheries
  • An image from the fiscal tools animation, that was screened at the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi (Image: IIED/Nice and Serious)

    IIED animation: using fiscal policy tools to create a sustainable future for ocean and people

    A new animation explains how governments can use tools such as taxes, penalties and subsidies to support the health of the ocean and protect the livelihoods of people who depend on it

    28 November 2018 | News | Economics
  • Stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka; in some countries small-scale fisheries provide nearly half the overall catch but their contribution often goes unrecognised (Photo: Benard Gagnon, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    No hidden catch: mainstreaming small-scale fisheries in national accounts

    The economic value of small-scale fisheries is often not recognised by national policymakers because of lack of data. A recent IIED webinar looked at how to get better data and how this information can be used to shape national policies

    26 November 2018 | Article | Fisheries
  • These cars in downtown Lanzhou are part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in China. But electric cars require nearly 10kg of cobalt per vehicle, which may encourage increased deep-sea mining (Photo: Tim Zachernuk, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

    International law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of humankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences

    12 November 2018 | Blog | Law
  • Men fishing on the beach in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    Webinar: No hidden catch: mainstreaming small-scale fisheries in national accounts

    Join our webinar on 20 November 2018 to discuss how natural capital accounting methods could be used to identify the contribution made by small-scale fisheries to the national economy

    7 November 2018 | News | Economics
  • Professor Rashid Sumaila addresses interested marine specialists from research institutes, the private sector and international organisations at Fish Night 5 (Photo: Zaiza Khan/IIED)

    Fish Night 5: How subsidies are not always beneficial equally to fish and people

    IIED held its fifth Fish Night event on 17 October 2018, with Professor Rashid Sumaila speaking about the ways to make sure subsidies designed to benefit the fishing sector don’t work to the detriment of smaller fisheries

    6 November 2018 | Article | Economics
  • A shoal of muguraan circle above a bait net

    First steps towards a global agreement

    IIED director Andrew Norton responds to the end of the first session of negotiations of new laws for the high seas, calling for a greater presence of the views of those most affected to ensure a fair and inclusive treaty

    21 September 2018 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A family fishes in Chandpur, Bangladesh

    New rules for high seas must include poorest countries’ needs

    For new laws concerning the high seas to be effective and fair, it's vital that the poorest people are listened to and given an active role in protecting and managing our oceans. So says Essam Yassin Mohammed, who is in New York for the negotiations

    5 September 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Plastic debris litters the beach on Clipperton Island, a tiny uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean (Photo: Clifton Beard, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Transitioning towards a plastic free world

    Discarded plastic is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. IIED's Essam Yassin Mohammed says we must do more to tackle the problem of plastic pollution

    30 May 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The small town of Ancon in Peru is home to more than 400 small-scale fishers. Small-scale fisheries account for 80 percent of the country’s seafood consumption. (Photo: Alex Proimos, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Moving towards an inclusive blue economy

    Marine and coastal resources support the livelihoods of millions of poor people across the world. They also provide a range of critical ecosystem services to the rest of the economy. The connection between high seas and coastal waters where small-scale fishers are active is relatively unexplored but already, the need for an ocean governance system, which will protect both areas, is evident.

    22 May 2018 | Project | Fisheries
  • In 2008 the captain of this deep-sea fishing trawler was convicted of illegal fishing and providing misleading information about catches (Photo: Bernard Spragg.NZ, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Helping the LDCs negotiate the high seas

    IIED helped Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to participate effectively in talks about a new international treaty on the high seas

    17 May 2018 | Project | Fisheries
  • Watching fishermen at the end of the day on the beach of Kotchi, Kerala, India (Photo: Antoine Collet, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED to host Twitter chat on oceans

    Join our Twitter chat on Thursday 31 May to talk about how to protect our oceans. The online conversation will cover issues ranging from high seas governance, what it will take to make sustainable small-scale fisheries part of the growing blue economy, and the connection between pollution out at sea and the impact on coastal water ecosystems.

    16 May 2018 | News | Fisheries
  • The Earth is reflected in a drop of water on a leaf (Photo: Juan Horna, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Changing landscapes: key issues for action on sustainable development in 2018

    As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work

    5 January 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Brazil ambassador Carlos Sobral Duarte addresses a meeting to define the key elements of a draft treaty to govern the high seas (Photo: IISD/ENB | Franz Dejon)

    Moving a step closer to protecting the high seas

    The world is nearing an agreement to manage the half of the planet's surface area that is currently ungoverned. Essam Yassin Mohammed examines the battle for our ocean

    2 August 2017 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A fishing boat and cruise liner cross paths outside Zakynthos Harbour (Photo: Robert Wallace, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    The blue economy and maritime security in Africa: why now?

    As a high-level conference on protecting Africa's seas and oceans gets under way, Essam Yassin Mohammed reflects on the multiple dimensions to maritime security in Africa's coastal regions

    13 October 2016 | Blog | Fisheries
  • World Oceans Day logo

    Protecting the world's oceans: three key tasks

    In a video to mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, IIED's director Andrew Norton has set out three ways that the international community can work to protect the world's oceans

    8 June 2016 | News | Fisheries
  • An image of an artisanal fisher in Kiribati casting his net into the water; 90 per cent of all fishers are small-scale or artisanal (Photo: Quentin Hanich/WorldFish, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Towards an inclusive blue economy

    Action in policy and practice is needed to ensure the many benefits from oceans, seas and coasts are available to all

    1 June 2016 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A fish market in Vĩnh Trường, Vietnam. More than 300 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the fisheries sector, and must be addressed by the oceans SDG (Photo: Khánh Hmoong, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    A sustainable ocean by 2030

    A Sustainable Development Goal for oceans, seas and marine resources is a significant milestone, but how will it be financed and who will benefit?

    14 September 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Essam Yassin Mohammed argues that Goal 14 cannot be seen in isolation from the other Sustainable Development Goals (Image: IIED)

    Understanding the SDGs: the importance of Goal 14

    Conserving our oceans and marine resources is critical to an integrated approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, argues Essam Yassin Mohammed

    7 September 2015 | News | Fisheries
  • A boat near Fiji. Tourism and fishing are important industries for the Pacific nation of Fiji. Both of these economically important sectors depend on effective marine conservation (Photo: Sam Gao, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ocean of bliss: rewriting the narrative

    On World Oceans Day, Essam Yassin Mohammed says it is time to rethink the way we look at the world's ocean resources

    8 June 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Madagascan fishermen set out for a day's fishing in traditional dugout canoes. Madagascar is implementing community-based management for some of its marine resources (Photo: Andreas Hafenscher, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    World Oceans Day event will examine the potential of oceans and coasts

    Join us on World Oceans Day (8 June) for an event to discuss the future of our oceans and coasts

    21 May 2015 | Article | Fisheries
  • Blue, rather than green, is the dominant colour of planet earth (Photo: Google licence)

    Why do I see blue when everyone else sees green?

    Could participants at the climate summit only see the colour green? How else can we explain the near total absence of the oceans from the programme and declarations

    1 October 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fishing boats return to a beach on the Bay of Bengal.

    New Commission for oceans in crisis

    Our oceans give us food and oxygen, regulate climate and offer untold riches, yet are in deep trouble. So what should a new Global Ocean Commission do about it?

    14 February 2013 | Blog | Fisheries
  • An artisanal fisherman in rural Bangladesh

    Buy me an ocean: why we need payments for coastal and marine environments

    Without incentives to properly manage coastal and marine environments, these valuable resources will continue to deteriorate — with dire consequences for already impoverished communities.

    7 June 2012 | Blog | Economics
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