10 May 2012

Who owns fish? The last global "Tragedy of the Commons"

Areas so called "beyond national jurisdiction make up 64% of the surface of the world's oceans - and have no protection from the massive destruction by industrial fishing operations. At the UN a program was introduced to protect the biodiversity of this area, which some consider to be the last "commons" on earth. The issue is also on the table for the coming Rio+20 next month - though not without conflict...
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