4 October, 2007
The Oceans in Crisis Briefing for the G77 Forum at the United Nations (UN) on October 3rd was attended by many States including Brazil, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, Trinidad and the Seychelles. The briefing opened with an introduction from Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Farukh Amil, who hosted the event and spoke about the importance of ocean and natural resource protection. Dr Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Colombia Fisheries Centre, provided analyses on the state of the oceans over the past 50 years and examined trends including the rise in distant water fishing from North to South, as well as the rise in fishing access agreements and subsidies.
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