Marine resources | Global treaty needed to protect world’s oceans, Kerry says

Global treaty needed to protect world’s oceans, Kerry says

Pollution, climate change and over-exploitation are to blame and an agreement 'similar to arms control on nuclear weapons' is necessary

November 4, 2018 12:52 PM (UTC+8)
Illegal fishing boats are burnt near the Pacific island nation of Palau, in October 2015 near one of the world's largest marine sanctuaries. Illegal fishing is seen as one of the most serious threats to the world's oceans and marine life. Photo: AFP / The Pew Charitable Trusts / Jeff Barabe
Illegal fishing boats are burnt near the Pacific island nation of Palau, in October 2015 near one of the world's largest marine sanctuaries. Illegal fishing is seen as one of the most serious threats to the world's oceans and marine life. Photo: AFP / The Pew Charitable Trusts / Jeff Barabe