Principles for Sustainable Governance of the Oceans

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Science  10 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5374, pp. 198-199
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5374.198

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Pressures being exerted on the ocean ecosystems through overfishing, pollution, and environmental and climate change are increasing. Six core principles are proposed to guide governance and use of ocean resources and to promote sustainability. Examples of governance structures that embody these principles are given.

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