Historic high seas agreement reached after decade of talks: Report

The negotiations had been held up for years over disagreements on funding and fishing rights

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Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans following 10 years of negotiations.

The High Seas Treaty aims to place 30 per cent of the seas into protected areas by 2030, to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.

The agreement was reached on Saturday evening, after 38 hours of talks, at UN headquarters in New York.

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First Published: Mar 05 2023 | 10:43 PM IST

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