The Global Ocean Commission originated as an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, in partnership with Somerville College at the University of Oxford, Adessium Foundation and Oceans 5. The objective of the Commission is to formulate politically and technically feasible short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to address four key issues facing the high seas:
- large-scale loss of habitat and biodiversity
- the lack of effective management and enforcement
- deficiencies in high seas governance.
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