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Management of marine resources to promote economic development in the Indian Ocean

Management of marine resources to promote economic development in the Indian Ocean

This is a regional programme for the sustainable management of the coastal zones of 7 countries of the Indian Ocean. It is an initiative of the Indian Ocean Commission, funded by the European Union for a total of €18 million.

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23/12/14 - JOINT STATEMENT BY CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON ACCESS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION OF SEAL PRODUCTS FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF CANADA pdf - 45 KB [45 KB]

Having regard to the values, interests, culture, and traditions of indigenous communities; Recognising that the hunting of seals by indigenous communities of Canada has been an integral part of their tradition, culture, and identity since time immemorial and that they rely on the seal hunt for the direct necessities of life and to sustain their communities economically through the income it generates; Recalling that the European Union's regulations on trade in seal products seek to ensure that the fundamental economic and social interests of indigenous communities which hunt seals for their subsistence will not be adversely affected;

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