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

#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

Advancing Marine Protected Areas for Communities, Ecosystems, and Climate

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a tried and tested approach to conserve ocean biodiversity and ecosystems, improve long-term food security, and protect ocean-based livelihoods. Despite this success, only 5% of the ocean is fully protected by MPAs, which led to a call for 30% ocean protection by 2030 at the CBD COP15 meeting. Protecting vast … Continued