UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitationThe first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York. So what exactly does 'high seas' mean? The high seas are defined as the oceans that lie beyond exclusive economic zones. Researchers believe the high seas may be major source of mineral resources in years to come. "The current high seas governance system is weak, fragmented and unfit to address the threats we now face in the 21st Century from climate change, illegal and over-fishing, plastics pollution and habitat loss," said Peggy Kalas, from the High Seas Alliance,"This is a historic opportunity to protect the biodiversity and functions of the high seas through legally binding commitments."
Source: VietNamNet News September 04, 2018 01:07 UTC