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Treaty on the Seas: Historic Agreement After a Decade of Negotiations

  • Esme Stallard
  • BBC News, Science and Climate Correspondent

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After 10 years of negotiations, countries have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans.

The High Seas Agreement calls for 30% of oceans to become protected areas by 2030, which aims to protect and restore marine nature.

The agreement was reached on Saturday afternoon after 38 hours of negotiations at UN headquarters in New York.

Negotiations had been delayed for years by disagreements over funding and fishing rights.

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