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Side Event
#2465
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Marine Spatial Planning and Management using the Ecosystem Approach: From Principles to Practice

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Experience and Use of Marine Spatial Planning (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/18), and initiate a discussion on the necessary strategies and activities to build on the successes of MSP around the world. This event is being convened j ...

Side Event
#2466
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Sustainable Ocean Initiative: An Integrated Approach for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Meeting on Sustainable Ocean Initiative Programme Development, held 2-4 August 2011 in Kanazawa, Japan, consolidate ways and means to implement the vision and specific goals of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, and articulate specific message ...

Side Event
#2458
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

OCEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND CONSERVATION COMMUNITY INTERACTION IN ADDRESSING MARINE BIODIVERSITY THROUGH THE CBD

The role of the industry is critical to marine biodiversity. The ocean supports a wide range of uses - shipping, ports, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, renewable energy, mining, tourism, desalination, dredging, etc. Maintaining ocean health and sustaining marine biodiversity requires respon ...

Side Event
#2464
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Genetically Engineered Fish and Biodiversity: Risk Assessment Considerations

Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...

Side Event
#2439
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Global Cooperation for a Quieter Ocean

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. This event ...

Side Event
#2440
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery: Need for an Ecosystem Approach

This side-event will highlight the key results of the Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fishery, held 7-9 December 2011 in Bergen, Norway, and discuss ways and means to apply the key conclusions of the meeting in effectively addressing biodiversity concerns ...

News Headlines
#87561
2012-05-01

Impaired Recovery of Atlantic Cod: Forage Fish or Other Factors?

ScienceDaily (Apr. 30, 2012) — In a rapid communication just published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, biologist Douglas Swain of the Gulf Fisheries Centre and Robert Mohn, emeritus scientist, at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography present findings that suggest the d ...

News Headlines
#87530
2012-04-30

Peru examines deaths of more than 500 pelicans

The government of Peru is investigating the deaths of more than 500 pelicans along a 70km (40-mile) stretch of the country's northern coast.

News Headlines
#87540
2012-04-30

Drama Amid Indonesia's Disappearing Mangroves

The rising tide laps at the feet of local children and fishermen and submerges all but the tops of the mangrove trees of Tiwoho village in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province. At one degree of latitude north of the equator, the climate here is about the same all year round: hot, wet and perfect ...

Recommendation
SBSTTA 16
#13053

Recommendation XVI/4

Marine and coastal biodiversity: ecologically or biologically significant marine areas

Recommendation
SBSTTA 16
#13054

Recommendation XVI/5

Marine and coastal biodiversity: sustainable fisheries and addressing adverse impacts of human activities on marine and coastal biodiversity

Recommendation
SBSTTA 16
#13055

Recommendation XVI/6

Marine biodiversity: marine spatial planning and voluntary guidelines for the consideration of biodiversity in environmental impact ssessments and strategic environmental assessments in marine and coastal areas

Meeting Document
#87515
2012-04-27

Document

Annotations to the Briefing Programme

Meeting Document
#87511
2012-04-27

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/39

Oceans, Coasts, Islands: Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Abstracts of Posters Presented at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Meeting Document
#87510
2012-04-27

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/5/ADD1

Review of the Report of the joint OSPAR/NEAFC/CBD Scientific Workshop on EBSAs in the Northeast Atlantic (Addendum)

Notification
#1901
2012-04-25
Action by
2012-05-31

Southern Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 30 July to 3 August, 2012

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/79642 (2012-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the Southern Indian Ocean region: Australia, Comoros, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Kingdom; competent organizations and regional initiatives

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Notification
#1903
2012-04-25

Eastern Tropical and Temperate Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 27-31 August 2012, Galapágos Islands, Ecuador

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/79653 (2012-061)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the Eastern Tropical and Temperate Pacific region: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru; competent organizations and regional initiatives

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Meeting Document
#87422
2012-04-24

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/17

Proposals for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Meeting Document
#87392
2012-04-24

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/7

Report of the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#87407
2012-04-24

Scientists call for no-fishing zone in Arctic waters

Thousands of scientists from 67 countries have called for an international agreement to close the Arctic high seas to commercial fishing until research reveals more about the freshly exposed waters.

News Headlines
#87371
2012-04-23

Gulf Spill Pictures

Ten New Studies Show Impact on Coast

News Headlines
#87343
2012-04-20

Hundreds of Dolphins Dying off the Coast of Peru

Dolphins, by the hundreds, are dying off the coast of Peru. And the reason for their death seems to be big mystery.

Notification
#1899
2012-04-20

2012 International Day for Biological Diversity: Marine Biodiversity and The Green Wave 2012

Reference: SCBD/OMG/NP/DA/fa/cr/79601 (2012-057)
To: CBD National Focal Points; UN-Ocean members, Regional Seas Organizations, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, and other Relevant Organizations

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News Headlines
#87312
2012-04-19

Jellyfish On the Rise in World's Coastal Ecosytems

ScienceDaily (Apr. 18, 2012) — Jellyfish are increasing in the majority of the world's coastal ecosystems, according to the first global study of jellyfish abundance by University of British Columbia researchers.

News Headlines
#87317
2012-04-19

Western Ghana’s Fisherfolk Starve Amid Algae Infestation

BEYIN, Ghana, Apr 18, 2012 (IPS) - Sam Kojo stands in a thigh-high pile of brown seaweed that blankets a beach in western Ghana. Behind him, a decomposing mound of Sargassum stretches down the shore past the fishing village of Beyin.

News Headlines
#87235
2012-04-16

Seals found in Alaska waters could soon be listed as endangered

As many as six species of ice seals could be joining the endangered species list this summer, following final review and decisions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Meeting Document
#87207
2012-04-13

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/10

Identifying Specific Elements for Integrating the Traditional, Scientific, Technical and Technological Knowledge of Indigenous and Local Communities, and Social and Cultural Criteria and Other Aspects for the Application of Scientific Criteria for Identification of Ecologically or Biologically S ...

Meeting Document
#87179
2012-04-12

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/18

Synthesis Document on the Experience and Use of Marine Spatial Planning

Meeting Document
#87178
2012-04-12

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/16

Background on the Development of Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAS) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (Seas) in Marine and Coastal Areas

Meeting Document
#87155
2012-04-11

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/6

Report of the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#87141
2012-04-11

A sea of challenges for the Mediterranean Sea

Cradle of great ancient civilizations, superhighway for trade and transport, treasure-trove of biodiversity, the Mediterranean — the world's best known sea — faces a sea of challenges in the 21st century, including climate change, pollution, tourism and overfishing.

News Headlines
#87066
2012-04-04

Tuna fishing ban in Pacific partially lifted

After two-year ban to replenish depleted stocks, limited access granted to fish in Pacific, where 60% of world's tuna are sourced

Meeting Document
#87054
2012-04-03

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15

Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#87026
2012-04-03

Grey Seals in Baltic Sea Consume as Much Fish as the Fishing Industry Catches, Research Finds

ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — The grey seals in the Baltic Sea compete for fish with the fishing industry. The seals locally eat about the same quantities of cod, common whitefish, salmon, sea trout and eel as those taken by fishermen. This is the conclusion from research carried out at the Univ ...

News Headlines
#87002
2012-04-02

Declines in Caribbean Coral Reefs Pre-Date Damage Resulting from Climate Change

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — The decline of Caribbean coral reefs has been linked to the recent effects of human-induced climate change.

News Headlines
#87010
2012-04-02

Little fish are most valuable when left in the sea, researchers say

The smallest fish in the sea are more than twice as valuable when they’re eaten by bigger fish than when they’re caught by humans, according to a report released Sunday by a scientific task force.

News Headlines
#87011
2012-04-02

Task force warns of forage fish depletion

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientific task force is recommending reducing by half the fishing for crucial prey species like herring, anchovy and other so-called forage fish.

Meeting Document
#86952
2012-03-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/11

Progress Made in the Implementation of the Specific Work Plan on Coral Bleaching

Meeting Document
#86943
2012-03-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/8

Synthesis Report on the Work Carried Out Regarding Description of EBSAS in the Mediterranean

News Headlines
#86922
2012-03-28

Greenpeace, WWF: Ban tuna fishing in Pacific

Various international environmental groups on Wednesday called on Pacific governments to ban certain fishing methods to conserve the population of tuna, sharks, turtles, and other endangered species that end up in the fishing nets of commercial fishers.

News Headlines
#86884
2012-03-27

Ocean floor is 'very lunar, very desolate,' says Cameron

"Avatar" director James Cameron made a solo dive this weekend to the deepest part of the ocean and found a world that felt "desolate," "foreboding" and "moon-like."

Meeting Document
#86800
2012-03-22

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/14

Report of the Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review Processes to Monitor and Assess the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#86793
2012-03-22

How whales and dolphins focus sound beams on prey

Many marine mammals live in a world shaped by sound - producing clicks to map their underwater environment out of echoes.

News Headlines
#86799
2012-03-22

What Is the Monetary Value of a Healthy Ocean?

ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2012) — Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is a co-editor of "Valuing the Ocean" a major new study by an international team of scientists and economists that attempts to measure the ocean's monetary value and to tally the costs and savings as ...

News Headlines
#86757
2012-03-21

Damage to world's oceans 'to reach $2 trillion a year'

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - The cost of damage to the world's oceans from climate change could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not stepped up, a study by marine experts said on Wednesday.

Meeting Document
#86750
2012-03-20

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/14

Report of the Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review Processes to Monitor and Assess the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#86733
2012-03-20

Study: Good management can save fisheries

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- One solution to the global problem of overfishing is "co-management" with local communities, conservation groups and governments, a U.S. wildlife group says.

News Headlines
#86744
2012-03-20

Campaigners for ban on EU fish discards declare breakthrough

Proposed ban on throwing away healthy fish is back on track despite moves to derail it by several EU member states

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