TUDAV’s membership of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) is now a member of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) was founded in 2004 to address the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas, in the absence of an effective regime for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas and in response to international concerns over the harmful impacts of deep-sea bottom trawling. Working with scientists, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and numerous governments, the DSCC has effectively and consistently targeted the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other international fora to call for action.
From the beginning, the DSCC has focused on two overarching goals:
• To substantially reduce the greatest threats to life in the deep seas; and
• To safeguard the long-term health, integrity and resilience of deep-sea ecosystems.
Today more than 70 organizations worldwide are working together under the umbrella of the DSCC to protect cold-water corals and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.
The web-site of the coalition can be reached from the link below…