The United Nations (UN) has recently announced a new, major effort to preserve and protect marine wildlife. This move, being dubbed as a ‘huge success’ by marine conservationists, has been spearheaded by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
This effort breaks new ground by bringing aqua-culture and marine conservation into mainline global politics and places a focus on the unexplored and unknown areas of our globe. Debate continues as to how the UN can reach its sustainable development goals by 2030 and how marine conservation will play its part.
Moves to reduce aquatic animal suffering, re-orient towards a more sustainable approach to fishing, and place marine conservation front and centre have become key talking points of the Sustainable Development Goal agenda.