Aichi Biodiversity Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries: Improving reporting & working towards implementation

Both Serge Garcia and Despina Symons actively participated in the FAO/COFI meeting held in Rome 11-15 July, as part of the IUCN Delegation, an important partner to FAO.  Following the Joint FAO-CBD-IUCN/FEG Expert Meeting on Target 6 and the commitment to bring the recommendations to the upcoming COFI meeting, FEG …

High Level Panel on SDG 14

The panel was organized by UN-DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs in July at the UN General Assembly.  Jake Rice was an invited presenter and Panellist, speaking on the importance of not viewing SDG 14 on the oceans in isolation from the other SDGs.  Rather it is important to …

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ICES/MSEAS Symposium on Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

Jake Rice (who was also in the Scientific Committee of the Symposium), Serge Garcia and Tony Charles were invited to give keynote addresses of this symposium which signalled the formal entry of the concept of social-ecological systems in conventional quarters if fisheries science. Garcia made a presentation on “Fi​​​sheries: from …

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Fishing: An activity under a great diversity of constraints

Serge Garcia, Chair of the Fisheries Expert Group, took part in the conference organised by the Paris Oceanographic Institute entitled “Le monde de la pêche face à de nouveaux défis: environnementaux, sociaux et économiques –Une gouvernance plus écologique pour une conservation plus humaine ” (The fisheries world facing new challenges: …

Aichi Biodiversity Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries: Improving reporting & working towards implementation

Organised at the CBD SBSSTA, this event building on collaboration among the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, this event highlighted work by IUCN-Fisheries Expert Group, the European Bureau for Conservation and Development, the CBD Secretariat and FAO in developing advice for indicators and implementation of measuring progress against Aichi Target 6: “By 2020 …

Small-scale fisheries communities and Aichi Target 11: Achieving conservation, sustainable livelihoods and food security in MPAs and other effective area-based measures (OEABMs)

Organised at the CBD SBSSTA, this event highlighted that overexploitation, environmental degradation, social inequities, tenure insecurity and poverty are interconnected threats to aquatic biodiversity conservation and to coastal and rural communities that depend on aquatic resources for their livelihoods and well-being. It is crucial to determine the appropriate forms of …

Expert Meeting on the Aichi Biodiversity Target 6: Improving Progress Reporting and Facilitating Implementation

FEG has been actively involved in discussions regarding the implementation of AICHI Target 6, aiming at linking and improving the governance of  fisheries, and the  performance of associated conservation measures (e.g. in FAO, CBD, IUCN, RFMOs, RSOs, European parliament, and UNGA). Regarding the implementation of AICHI Target 6, EBCD and FEG, …

EU Conference on Economic Advice in Fisheries Management, Malta

Serge Garcia was invited to make a short presentation on Fishery Management, Biodiversity Impact Mitigation and Ecosystem Services at the EU Conference on Economic Advice in Fisheries Management held in Malta on the 4th and 5th of February 2016. The presentation showed the articulation between biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, …

MARES Conference, Portugal

Jake Rice invited to give a key note address on overfishing. He presented the results of a meta-analysis on the state of many of the fisheries managed by authorities that have sufficient resources to make efforts, rigorous assessments and sound management, control and surveillance of fisheries. These analyses documented that …

Follow-up work on fisheries and conservation governance

Following the official launching of the Book in 2014 and its presentation also during the CBD-COP (In Pyeong Chang, Korea) and the World Parks Congress (in Sydney, Australia), reactions indicate a high demand for debate on governance. As a consequence, EBCD/FEG used all opportunities available this year to promote discussions …