Bringing the ocean back into the Earth Summit Briefing and Recommendations to the First Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD (Rio+20) The Pew Environment Group

 75% of global fisheries are either fully utilized or overutilized; 10 and it was reported a few years ago that 90% of the large marine predators have already vanished due to unsustainable fishing,11

11 Worm et al., ―Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services.‖, 314 Science (3 November 2006), 787-790.

The Conference is to result in a focused political document, 4 and both the Conference and the preparatory process are5 to carry out an overall appraisal of the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

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