The Lawless High Seas May Soon Gain Protections Under a Groundbreaking Ocean Treaty


August 20, 2019
Academics and activists have come together to propose a Global Ocean Treaty under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The treaty is calling for world leaders to raise that to 30 percent by 2030, a number many scientists and groups have agreed on is necessary to keep biodiversity and fish populations healthy. The high seas—which make up 63 percent of the world’s oceans area but aren’t owned or managed by any single country—are particularly in need of protection.

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