Seamounts are fragile and biologically diverse marine ecosystems that are vulnerable to deep-sea fisheries activities and, increasingly, other human impacts.
This briefing examines the current state of seamount science and protection. It summarizes who continues to fish in these unique habitats and presents a case for urgent and intensified political action to protect these biodiversity hotspots.
- Available in English.
Deep-Sea Fishing, European Union, High Seas, New Zealand, Policy, Science
CCAMLR, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, North Pacific Fisheries Commission, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, UN BBNJ IGC, UNGA
24th March 2021