Global response needed to counter rising security threats at sea

Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by nearly 20 per cent during the first half of last year, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday. 

Small-scale fisheries are key to “blue growth” of seas and oceans

Small-scale fisheries account for 90 per cent of all jobs in the industry worldwide and their so-called “blue growth” is essential to make fishing more sustainable.

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“Biodegradable” plastics: more harm than help, says new report

Biodegradable plastics are thought by most to be good for the environment, but the opposite may be true.

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