Entries by Lilian Yon

Bryslie Cifuentes-Velasco Vice-Chair of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission -IATTC

The 30th Meeting of the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP), the 87th Ordinary Meeting and the 88th Extraordinary Meeting of Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) were held recently in La Jolla, California, USA. As result of the meeting, important agreements were adopted according to the Antigua Convention. The Members adopted conservation measures for pacific bluefin […]

Guatemala, Climate Change and World Oceans Day 2014

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n Guatemala, I can surely bet that only a few people know that June 8th is World Oceans Day. What I mean is that many people don´t know that World Oceans Day has a specific date; however, most Guatemalans know, especially the ones living in the coastal zones, that climate change and its severe effects […]

The International Court of Justice in The Hague Splits Disputed Waters in Chile-Peru Dispute

[dropcap][/dropcap] On January 27th, 2014 a territorial dispute between Chile and Peru finally had a most expected closure with the International Court of Justice -ICJ awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources. The Court ruled that Chile and Peru should split sovereignty […]

Dominican Republic has become the 11th country in the Wider Caribbean Region to ratify the LBS Protocol

  This brings to eleven the total number of countries to have ratified the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities of Marine Pollution known as the LBS Protocol. The LBS Protocol, which was developed in 1999 and became international law in 2010, is the only regional agreement of its kind for the prevention, […]