By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Waitt Foundation, ayanaelizabeth [at] gmail.com
I had the honor of participating in the Global Ocean Action Summit in The Hague last week. This small conference of diplomats, NGO leaders, and philanthropy and industry representatives came together to define discrete actions for how to achieve food security and blue growth.
Broad focal areas included improving traceability, transparency, information sharing, and collaboration to address challenges such as investing in small-scale fisheries and preventing illegal fishing. For more on the official policy priorities and the new international commitments that came out of the Summit, see the summary, press release, and full official report.