UN begins talks on treaty to protect imperilled high seas

UN begins talks on treaty to protect imperilled high seas

News:

  1. United Nation to bring regulations on High Seas.

Important Facts:

2. High Seas and international marine zone cover about 46 % of the planet and lack adequate environmental protection.

3. The main goal is to protect marine biodiversity and pillaging (Marine Violence).

4. All states enjoy freedom of navigation, scientific research and fishing on High Seas

5. In 1982, United Nation adopted the Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) and left High Seas.

6. The convention took into effect in 1994 without U.S participation.

7. Since then exploitation of open sea has increased significantly due to Fishing, Expanded Shipping Routes and Mineral Extraction.

8. The new regulation will focus on creating protected areas on the high seas, more sharing of maritime resources and technology, and research on environmental impacts.

9. Whale hunting nation such as Japan, Iceland and Norway need to be cautious.

10. Negotiation on High Seas could prove to be a turning point.

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