High Sea Debates in the UN started!

TUDAV participated and invited  the First Intergovernmental Conference on an internationally legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea for Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) at the UN Headquarter in New York, on 4-14 September, as a member of High Seas Alliance (HSA). High seas consist 2/3rd of the world’s oceans and 95% in terms of volume, yet less than 1 % has been protected. As marine genetic resources are exploited, IUU fishing and overfishing in high seas are threatening the resource, the ecological service of high seas is not fully understood, we urgently need a legal instrument to protect BBNJ. This is the first negotiation […]

World Oceans Day

Plastics do not belong in the ocean! On the 8th of June, we celebrated World Oceans Day at Caddebostan Divers Club in Istanbul with the participation of marine lovers from around Turkey. Main action focus of the day defined by the UN was to “prevent plastic pollution at sea and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.” A short film prepared by TUDAV was screened at the event, along with the exclusive video message of Peter Thomas, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, which was sent to TUDAV specifically for the day. Additionally, the trailer of ACCOBAM’s new international project, ASI-ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative, was also screened at the event in order […]