'The current rules are failing': Calls grow for a global ocean protection treaty

Michael Holder
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Squid fishing has surged over the past 70 years | Credit: iStock
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Squid fishing has surged over the past 70 years | Credit: iStock

As countries meet in New York this week to discuss marine environmental protection efforts, campaigners are demanding a fresh global treaty to tackle the problem

Calls continue to mount for a global treaty to protect oceans ahead of a major UN marine biodiversity conference this week, amid further evidence of the plight of marine life and ocean environments caused...

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