Sustainable Ocean Ecology by Farmsio – The Key to future of food security. The growing human population, increase in per capita income and the global shift in the interest for nutritious food is considering raising the demand for Aquatic food resources.
Resource constraints like availability of land, proper water quality of required quantity exist.
In the future seafood alone can meet the need. Ocean ecosystem provides 80% of the world’s biodiversity, so it is highly important to have control over the magnitude of ocean fishing and protect our marine flora and fauna. It is a challenging task to maintain biodiversity.
Facts that we should know…
- 40% of the earth is covered by the common oceans.
- The common Oceans are not governed by any single nation, it is common for all.
- The common Oceans are called “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).
- All Nations are jointly responsible to manage ABNJ health.
- ABNJ is funded by GEF – Global Environment Facility and FAO – Food and Agriculture Organisation by United Nations (UN).
- Reducing Overfishing of Selective Marine Species:
The Common Oceans Program was instrumental in developing more sustainable and transparent procedures to limit over catching of specific species. ABNJ program facilitates the collaboration between Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMOs) of various countries with the Marine Scientists to advise on the negative consequence of overfishing any selective breeds like “Tuna” that disrupt the balance of the marine ecosystem.
- Protecting Non-Edible marine Species life:
The Common Oceans Program has introduced improved gillnet fishing techniques and lowered bycatch, simply by placing the nets two metres deeper. This simple, low-cost solution has reduced the mortality of marine mammals caught by gillnet fisheries in the Indian Ocean by 98 per cent!
- Safeguarding Deep Sea Vulnerable Marine life :
Fishing can also have unintended consequences on fragile ecosystems that are home to important groups of species, communities or habitats by supporting new assessment protocols, such as preventing fishing activities near the specific zones where the deep-sea coral reefs and sponges thrive.
- Preventing Illegal, unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Modern tools like “Electronic Monitoring System (EMS)“, which monitors fishing activity and records fishing operations using high-definition cameras, satellite geolocation and vessel monitoring systems help to provide estimates of marine life that may have been captured by accident. The vision of Farmsio includes such a technology application and environmental protection. Applications that are on the anvil include monitoring tools for preventing illegal and unregulated fishing.
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