19 Jun 2012, 11:00:00-13:30:00


  1. Avoid ocean pollution by plastics through education and community collaboration.
  2. Launch a global agreement to save high seas marine biodiversity.
  3. Take immediate action to develop a global network of international marine protected areas, while fostering ecosystem based fisheries management, with special consideration for small-scale fishing interests.

Phillipe Cousteau (France)
Mr. Arthur Bogason (Iceland)
President, Icelandic National
Association of Small Boat Owners
Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila (Nigeria)
Director, Fisheries Centre and Fisheries Economics
Research Unit, British Columbia University
Ms. Asha de Vos (Sri Lanka)
Marine biologist, Western Australia University
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (Italy)
President, Global Forum on Oceans
Coasts and Islands
Ms. Margareth Nakato (Uganda)
World Fishermen Forum
Dr. Robin Mahon (Barbados)
Professor, University of West Indies
Dr. Segen Farid Estefen (Brazil)
Professor, COPPE, UFRJ
Mr. Shaj Thayil (Singapore)
Vice-President, Technical Services
and Ship Management
Dr. Sylvia Earle (United States of America)
Founder, Mission Blue Foundation
Dr. Jean-Michel Cousteau (France)
President, Ocean Futures Society

Facilitators of the online discussion
Mr. Jose Maria Landim Dominguez (Brazil)
Federal University of Bahia
Mr. John Field (South Africa)
University of Cape Town
Mr. Yoshimi Suenaga (Japan)
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
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