This report provides a scientific basis to decision makers in developing policy strategies that incorporate regional differences in marine ecosystems supporting fish stocks, and vulnerability and adaptation of fisheries industries to climate change. Furthermore, this report is expected to contribute to comprehending the status and outlook of marine ecosystems supporting fisheries in the Northwest Pacific, and to extending regional policy makers’ knowledge and understanding for adapting fisheries sectors to climate change.
This publication provides an overview on the current status of data and information on coastal and marine biodiversity in the northwest pacific region, as well as on the status of expertise and capacity building in support of marine biodiversity data and information research. The report concludes with recommendations for future actions.
This report outlines and discusses a project carried out by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change which included, preparation and organization of a regional workshop and beach cleanup campaign, with the aim of strengthening regional cooperation among China, Republic of Korea, Japan and Russia (NOWPAP member states) through involving policy makers, local governments, and NGOs representatives in addressing the marine litter (ML) problem.
This publication – an outcome of the project on Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP region 2009-1010 - consists of national reports by NOWPAP member states on Marine Invasive Species, as well as a regional overview on Marine Invasive Species in the entire NOWPAP region.
This atlas is comprised of a list of common and economically/environmentally important alien species in the NOWPAP region with their illustrations and basic data on the biology, regional distribution and relevant references.
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas office released the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis, which provides the first systematic overview at a sub-global scale of the state of knowledge of marine biodiversity, the pressures it currently faces and the management frameworks in place for addressing those pressures.
The case studies summarized in this document illustrate practical experiences of cross-sectoral cooperation for effective implementation of SDG 14 and other ocean-relevant SDGs.
The goal of this report is to look at the environmental status and trends within some typical and/or important coastal localities of NOWPAP countries, and to correlate this information with the changes of river and direct inputs of contaminants to the sea from the adjacent watersheds.
This booklet has been prepared, in recognition of the benefits of plastic waste recycling, to introduce the existing and developing plastic recycling technologies with the potential application for managing plastic marine litter. The booklet also describes some issues involved in recycling plastic marine litter, and offers some suggestions.
These guidelines were prepared to help reduce tourist-generated marine litter in recognition of the expected growth in tourism and the negative impacts of tourists on the marine environment. The guidelines provide a synopsis on marine litter, its known adverse impacts and best-practice tips for tourists involved in marine recreational activities (cruising, fishing, diving, etc.) and coastal recreational activities (camping, barbequing, bathing, etc.). The guidelines also suggest activities that tour operators can adopt to reduce tourist-generated marine litter.