Seventh Our Ocean Conference Opens in Palau

Governments to Announce Historic Commitments at Crucial Moment for Global Ocean Protection KOROR, PALAU (13 APRIL, 2022) — The Republic of Palau and the United States opened the 7th Our Ocean Conference (OOC) today, marking the first time this event has been held in a small island developing state (SIDS). For SIDS, this underscores the … Continued

Progress Update: Global Shark and Ray Conservation

To date there have been more than 1,400 Our Ocean commitments across 6 themes submitted by almost 350 organizations across all sectors – governments, businesses, academic institutions, and civil society. Over 500 commitments have been self-reported as 100% complete and almost 500 self-report some form of progress. In this Our Ocean Palau blog series, we … Continued

Advancing Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

The terms fisheries and aquaculture are mostly associated with large-scale commercial operations and industry. This, however, leaves coastal communities that depend on the ocean and its resources for their livelihoods, mostly neglected. A key global priority over the next decade(s) is to support the viability and sustainability of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture (SSFA) to ensure … Continued

Progress Update: The Ocean Foundation’s International Ocean Acidification Initiative

To date there have been more than 1,400 Our Ocean commitments across 6 themes submitted by almost 350 organizations across all sectors – governments, businesses, academic institutions, and civil society. Over 500 commitments have been self-reported as 100% complete and almost 500 self-report some form of progress.  In this Our Ocean Palau blog series, we highlight Our … Continued

Progress Update: The New Plastics Economy

To date there have been more than 1,400 Our Ocean commitments across 6 themes submitted by almost 350 organizations across all sectors – governments, businesses, academic institutions, and civil society. Over 500 commitments have been self-reported as 100% complete and almost 500 self-report some form of progress.  In this Our Ocean Palau blog series, we highlight Our … Continued

Tackling Marine Pollution

Many coastal environments globally have been transformed by marine pollution. In addition to plastic pollution, eutrophication is acute in most coastal systems across the globe and has led to habitat loss, production decreases and even ocean dead zones. The majority of pollutants that impact the ocean originate from land-based sources and the cumulative impacts from … Continued

Progress Update: Sonapesca-Bureo Partnership

To date there have been more than 1,400 Our Ocean commitments across 6 themes submitted by almost 350 organizations across all sectors – governments, businesses, academic institutions, and civil society. Over 500 commitments have been self-reported as 100% complete and almost 500 self-report some form of progress.  In this Our Ocean Palau blog series, we highlight … Continued

#OurOcean #OurPeople: Voices of Palau

The 7th Our Ocean Conference seeks to put people at the heart of #OurOceanPalau to highlight the importance of the ocean to people at a critical time of ocean action opportunities and events in 2022 – the long-awaited ocean super year. #OurOcean #OurPeople brings local ocean action to life to inspire global action and meaningful … Continued