SEAFDEC reinforces commitment to sustainable fisheries at the Fourth SOI Global Dialogue

The SEAFDEC Secretariat, represented by the Senior Policy Officer, Ms. Pattaratjit Kaewnuratchadasorn, emphasized the vital role of SEAFDEC in sustainable fisheries, food security, food safety, and regional collaboration at the 4th Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue held on 11–14 June 2024 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of Korea, the event brought together regional seas organizations (RSOs), regional fishery bodies (RFBs), UN agencies, and other stakeholders.

The key discussions of the Dialogue focused on the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and the 2023 2Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement. The participants explored collaborative efforts to monitor and report the progress of GBF and support the future implementation of BBNJ Agreement. The participation of SEAFDEC in the Dialogue reinforced its commitment to promoting sustainable fisheries management across inland, coastal, and marine ecosystems and habitats.