Our Ocean 2016: Initiatives

Following the previously reported 2014 and 2015 Our Ocean Conferences, the third Our Ocean Conference was held in Washington, DC (USA), 15-16 September, 2016. Over 136 new initiatives on marine conservation and protection were announced and the initiative is set to continue past the Obama Administration with the conferences in 2017 hosted by the European Union in Malta, in 2018 in Indonesia, and in 2019 in Norway.

For more information see the 2016 Conference Website, and the New Commitments Factsheet.

For those interested in the proposed negotiations of an international agreement under the WTO to prohibit harmful fisheries subsidies see the related Joint Statement Regarding Fisheries Subsidies.

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