‘Make new rules’ to save the oceans

New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.

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ROGER HARRABIN on BBC NEWS | 12 July 2017

“A report to a UN ocean conference in New York points out that more than 60% of the ocean has no conservation rules as it’s outside national jurisdiction.

It says the open ocean is at risk from climate change, over-fishing, deep sea mining, farm pollution and plastics.

The authors say one area – the Bay of Bengal – is at a tipping point which could impact on global fish stocks.

The report was commissioned to inform delegates preparing a UN resolution on governance of the open ocean.”

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