In the same week that a major collapse of the jack mackerel fisheries in the Southern Pacific was announced, delegates from 65 countries attending the UN-backed Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections (GLOC) adopted the wide-ranging Manila Declaration, which commits countries to adopt policies that protect oceans and coastal areas from land-based activities. The agreement contains 16 provisions, among them the call to develop sustainable farming practices to reduce harmful nutrient run-off, the cause of devastating algal blooms in the oceans. The Manila Declaration will be brought to a more ...


There are approximately 27 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in