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Women play a key role in fishing and aquaculture — but too often their work remains unrecognised and underpaid. Limited career choices, unfair pay gaps — many women have a hard time making their way in this male-dominated sector.

At the first Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans (05/09/2019), the European Commission and Chinese authorities have shown their eagerness to work together and improve international ocean governance. Together with Chinese and European stakeholders, both administrations have started to define joint actions that will implement the Ocean Partnership, signed in July 2018.

The European Commission looks back on very constructive negotiations with international partners to protect the marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction – commonly called the high seas.