Save the Tuna: How Renegotiating Fishing Rights on the High Seas Could Benefit the Maldives

Save the Tuna: How Renegotiating Fishing Rights on the High Seas Could Benefit the Maldives

By: Megan Hall.

Fishing on the high seas is one of the most important rights nations have under international law, but the lack of regulation has allowed humans to decimate fish populations. In 2015, the United Nations resolved to adopt a new treaty to regulate high seas fishing. The Republic of Maldives is a key stakeholder that will be affected by these new regulations.

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Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

By: Andrea Fogelsinger.

International and unilateral agreements to regulate global resources are often questionably effective in their ability to effect change. One Pacific nation has taken matters into its own hands in establishing marine sanctuaries and no take zones to protect its resources and prevent mass extinction. 

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