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Address the issue of marine debris and ghost gear through a conservation management measure at Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
by Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (Government)
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority has begun efforts toward the development, of a Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) to address the issue of marine debris and ghost gear. The proposed CMM seeks to address target 14.1 with the support of like-minded members of the Forum Fisheries Agency and the WCPFC for the adoption of the measure at the upcoming annual Tuna Commission meeting in December 2017.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
Adoption of the Marine Debris Conservation Management Measure
In-kind contribution
Support in the development of the CMM.
Basic information
Time-frame: June /2017 - December/2017
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Glen Joseph, Executive Director, gjoseph@mimra.com , 692 625 8262
Majuro, Marshall Islands
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