Yoshitaka Ota moderates seminar on global ocean commons equity

Yoshitaka Ota (Nereus Director, Policy, UBC) moderated a seminar titled “Who owns the ocean? Equity and conservation in the global ocean commons” on October 23, 2015, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. A presentation was given by Dr. Marjo Vierros who is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and its Traditional Knowledge Initiative (TKI). The seminar addressed important issues of high sea governance and benefit sharing of marine resources.

Panelists included: Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Daniel Pauly, Chair of the Nereus Steering Committee and a member of the Advisory Board, and Curtis Suttle, Professor of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Botany, and Microbiology & Immunology.

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