Daily Archives: March 5, 2023

Lunchtime Colloquium: Helen Rozwadowski

Rachel Carson Center – Apr 26, 2018

Helen Rozwadowski presented on “Wild Blue: The Ocean as Frontier and the Law of the Sea” at the RCC Lunchtime Colloquium on Thursday, 19 April, 2018.

The RCC Lunchtime Colloquium series enables fellows of the Rachel Carson Center to present their research to other fellows, to staff, and to the general public. It takes place weekly from 12-2 p.m. Entry is free and lunch is provided. Talks last approximately 30 minutes and are followed by a Q&A session.

Further details of events at the RCC can be found here: http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen….

Law of the Sea Treaty

The Heritage Foundation – Feb 15, 2008

Steven Groves, an International Law Expert at The Heritage Foundation, describes how the Law of the Sea Treaty would create a bureaucratic International Seabed Authority with the power to regulate trade, exploration and America’s authority to defend herself. Related Research http://www.heritage.org/Research/Inte…

Ambassador John Bolton on Law of the Sea Treaty

The Heritage Foundation – Dec 19, 2007

Ambassador John R. Bolton, author of a new book Surrender is Not an Option, spoke at The Heritage Foundation on December 19, 2007 about the problems facing our national security.

Efforts to pass global ocean protection treaty fail – BBC News

BBC News – Aug 27. 2022


A fifth effort to pass a global agreement to protect the world’s oceans and marine life has failed.

Talks to pass the UN High Seas Treaty had been ongoing for two weeks in New York, but governments could not agree on the terms.

Despite international waters representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s oceans, only 1.2% is protected.

Environmental campaigners have called it a “missed opportunity”.

The last international agreement on ocean protection was signed 40 years ago in 1982 – the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Law of Sea Treaty Hurts American Sovereignty

The Heritage Foundation – Oct 10, 2007

Ed Meese talks about LOST.

What is the significance of having a global ocean treaty?

TRT World Now – Aug 29, 2023


Martin Koehring from the World Ocean Initiative discusses the significance of a global ocean treaty and why after two weeks of talks on global ocean preservation nations could not agree on a way forward. #UN #OceanTreaty #OceanSanctuaries

High seas treaty: Countries reach “historic” deal to protect marine life at UN

Global News – Mar 5, 2023




For the first time, United Nations members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas – representing a turning point for vast stretches of the planet where conservation has previously been hampered by a confusing patchwork of laws.

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea came into force in 1994, before marine biodiversity was a well-established concept. The treaty agreement concluded two weeks of talks in New York.

An updated framework to protect marine life in the regions outside national boundary waters, known as the high seas, had been in discussions for more than 20 years, but previous efforts to reach an agreement had repeatedly stalled. The unified agreement treaty, which applies to nearly half the planet’s surface, was reached late Saturday.

The treaty will create a new body to manage the conservation of ocean life and establish marine protected areas in the high seas. And experts say that’s critical to achieve the UN Biodiversity Conference’s recent pledge to protect 30 per cent of the planet’s waters, as well as its land, for conservation.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/9529282/un…

Protecting the high seas treaty: UN negotiations in final stages

Al Jazeera English – Mar 3, 2023



Protecting the oceans from over-exploitation is in focus this week, as Negotiations for a new Treaty of the High Seas are reaching their final stages. Delegates from UN member states are meeting in New York. They are concerned about the impact of unregulated deep-sea mining and factory fishing. Current regulations only cover a distance of 200 nautical miles from the coast. Beyond that in international waters, there is little or no governance.

Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark reports.

Historic oceans treaty agreed at United Nations after decades of talks – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 5, 2023



Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans following 10 years of negotiations.

The High Seas Treaty places 30% of the seas into protected areas by 2030, aiming to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.

The agreement was reached on Saturday evening, after 38 hours of talks, at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ocean treaty: What is the historic UN agreement?

The Independent – Mar 5, 2023

Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans following more than a decade of talks.

The High Seas Treaty aims to place 30 per cent of the world’s land and sea into protected areas by 2030, to safeguard and restore marine nature.

The talks were stalled for years over disagreements on funding and fishing rights, but an agreement was finally reached after two weeks of talks at the UN headquarters in New York on Saturday evening.

Environmental groups say the treaty will help reverse marine biodiversity losses from climate change and overfishing and ensure sustainable development.