One Ocean – One Planet – One Treaty
The High Seas Alliance (HSA) sometimes uses the term “High Seas Treaty“ as a short-hand for the BBNJ Agreement. HSA acknowledges that the scope of the BBNJ Agreement encompasses all Areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the seafloor and water column. This choice of wording is intended to ease understanding for broad audiences and does not convey a prioritization among the components or principles of the BBNJ Agreement.
Urge governments to sign and ratify the High Seas Treaty as soon as possible so that it enters into force swiftly. Follow progress on the Ratification Tracker.
Discover a few of the incredible biodiversity hotspots that could become High Seas marine protected areas under the new High Seas Treaty.
Expand your knowledge and understanding of what needs to happen to transform the High Seas Treaty into action on the water.