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Transformative Governance for Ocean Biodiversity

This Chapter analyzes the major underlying causes of marine biodiversity loss and focuses specifically on the lessons learnt for transformative ocean governance in the context of area-based management and spatial planning. It illustrates the broad recognition of the vital need for integrative, anticipatory, adaptive and inclusive governance of ocean biodiversity. Fundamentally, however, the Chapter underscores […]

Shedding a Light on the Human Rights of Small-scale Fishers: Complementarities and Contrasts between the UN Declaration on Peasants’ Rights and the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

in Brunori et al, Commentary on the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (Routledge, forth 2021) The UN Declaration on Peasants’ Rights (UNDROP) underscores the need for a coherent interpretation and application of existing international human rights to the specific context of small-scale fisheries (SSF), including small-scale marine and continental capture fishing, small-scale aquaculture, related […]

A Cursory Look at the Fishmeal/Oil Industry From an Ecosystem Perspective

“By supporting the fishmeal industry, are we competing with marine predators? Should we be taking away food from marine predators to subsidize agriculture? If not for human consumption, should forage fish be left in the sea for predators? Are there more sustainable alternatives to fishmeal; can the fishing industry be part of developing these? These […]


Abstract: The One Ocean Hub can be considered a working prototype oftransformative ocean science for sustainable development, which has beenenabled by UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The aim of this policy briefis to share our early experience in, and learning from, co-design and testing ofthe potential of a model for transformative change and the directions […]

Blue Pacific Ocean Report 

Hub researchers have contributed to the long-awaited Blue Pacific Ocean Report launched by the Pacific Ocean Commissioner...

The ocean genome and future prospects for conservation and equity

Life has evolved in the ocean for 3.7 billion years, resulting in a rich ocean genome...

Marine Spatial Planning and Indigenous Knowledge

Integrating Indigenous and local knowledge systems into marine spatial planning...

Saving the Oceans through Theatre

A theatre project explores collective solutions to saving the ocean...

A diagnosis of the status and effectiveness of marine fisheries management in South Africa based on two representative case studies.

Globally, cephalopods support large industrial-scale fisheries and small-scale to partly large-scale local artisanal fisheries...