The Lawless High Seas May Soon Gain Protections Under a Groundbreaking Ocean Treaty

Life on the high seas
(Photo by Shane Gross, Greenpeace)

“Historically, the high seas have been open to a wide array of uses,” said Porter Hoagland, a senior research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “There’s a notion of the freedom of the high seas, and with modern technology—including the ability to get out and use the ocean in those areas, as well as the ability to monitor and enforce—it’s now become increasingly, but not completely, more practical to think about conserving those areas.” READ MORE >>