16 April, 2021

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition’s (DSCC) 2020 Report informs on Fisheries, Deep Seabed Mining and Ocean Governance.

24 March, 2021

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.

30 October, 2020

Authors: Susanna Fuller, Duncan Currie, Matthew Gianni, Lyn Goldsworthy, Cassandra Rigby, Kathryn Schleit, Colin Simpfendorfer, Les Watling, Barry Weeber.

16 years have passed since the UNGA first called for States and RFMOs “urgently to adopt … conservation and management measures, in accordance with international law, to address the impact of destructive fishing practices.

This report by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) reviews the progress made since 2016 and makes recommendations on what more should be done to ensure that both individual high-seas fishing nations and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) fully implement the actions called for in UNGA Resolutions 61/105, 64/72, 66/68 and 71/123. It is the latest in a series produced by the DSCC that have been published in advance of the formal reviews conducted by the UNGA.

Although the UNGA review workshop scheduled for August 2020 was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the information in this report is relevant to RFMO Commission and Scientific Committee meetings taking place over the next 12 months and will help inform the UNGA workshop when it is rescheduled. All documents are available only in English.

20 March, 2015

Mauritius was among the first member countries to sign the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) on 5 July 2006 and ratified it on 10 December 2010 after ensuring that all legislations were in place at national level for an effective implementation of the SIOFA. For a Small Island Developing State like Mauritius, the long term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources through the committed cooperation of the membership of SIOFA, in full transparency and good governance, is of great importance.

Available in English.


16 March, 2015

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) respectfully submits this briefing for the Second Meeting of the Parties of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA). This briefing is directed mainly to agenda item 2, drafting rules of procedure for SIOFA and subsidiary bodies and agenda item 5, proposed conservation and management measures.

Available in English.