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Euronews OCEAN Season 4, Episode 4 - Innovation in fisheries

<p>In this episode, we meet Portuguese fishers and researchers looking for ways to modernise the sector — from a simple “scarecrow of the seas” preventing accidental bycatch of marine birds (EU-funded MedAves Pesca project) to high-tech underwater robots that rely on acoustic sensing and artificial</p>

EU is committed to the protection of biodiversity in the ocean

<p>The fourth Intergovernmental Conference on a Treaty of the High Seas (the UNCLOS implementing agreement on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, known also as “BBNJ”) concluded its work on March 18, and an agreement on an ambitious, fair, effective agreement on the treaty is in sight.</p>

Euronews OCEAN Season 4, Episode 2 - Ocean literacy

It does not matter if we live by the coast or close to the mountains, our lives have an impact on the ocean. And understanding the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean is the main objective of ocean literacy. Why is it so important? Because raising public awareness of the connection between the health of the oceans and our human actions can help motivate more people to get engaged and work together for the prosperous blue planet.

EU pushes for stronger ocean governance at UN General Assembly

<p>On 7 December, the UN General Assembly debated and adopted two resolutions on “Oceans and Law of the Sea” and on “Sustainable Fisheries”, aiming to ensure that oceans and seas can be the basis for sustainable development and provide for the needs of current and future generations.</p>

Registration for #MissionOcean in the #EURegionsWeek is now open!

<p>Curious to learn more about the Horizon Europe #MissionOcean and how European regions play a key role in the restoration of our ocean and waters whilst contributing to the COVID crisis recovery? Then register now and join our session on this topic at the European Week of Regions and Cities.</p>