High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance net

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States at the United Nations have begun negotiating a new treaty to strengthen the legal regime for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Failure to ensure the full scope of fish biodiversity is covered could result in thousands of species continuing to slip through the cracks of a fragmented global ocean governance framework.

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G.O.C. led the study. The manuscript was written by G.O.C., D.C.D. M.G., K.G., G.W. and P.N.H.

Correspondence to Guillermo Ortuño Crespo.

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