Palau becomes first Pacific nation to join global pact to curb illicit fishing to protect biodiversity

Taking a massive step towards ocean conservation, the island nation of Palau is the latest in a growing number of countries- and the first Pacific island state- to ratify an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, which is estimated to deprive the global economy of up to $23 billion each year and endanger biodiversity and food security in many countries, said the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today.

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Last updated on 02 December 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Palau
Region: 
Oceania
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species group: 
Fish