Fiji wants sustainable use of marine resources

Update: 6:48PM THE Fiji delegation to the 21st session of the International Seabed Authority has emphasised on the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.

In their
statement to the authority’s assembly at Kingston in Jamaica today, Fiji called
for the authority to play its part faithfully, doing all it can to ensure that
humanity’s call for ‘the future we want’ is realised.

A
Department of Information statement said the Fiji delegation drew the
assembly’s attention to the forthcoming work by the international community to
negotiate a new implementing agreement to govern biodiversity beyond areas of
national jurisdiction.

The Fiji
statement said it was inevitable that the authority had an important
role to play in this arena and welcomed the fact that the authority was now
starting to collect marine genetic baseline data.

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