“New management is needed for the planet’s most important common resource”

Tragedy_High_Seas_EconomistThe Economist’s paper refers to Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” to explain that beyond the 200 mile EEZ the oceans are the largest common of the planet and that in fact nobody cares.

Fishing subsidies and inefficient international bodies and treaties are responsible “Humanitity has harmed the high seas, but it can reverse that damage. Unless it does so, there will be trouble brewing benath the waves”.
If marine cadastre implemention can help solving conflicts ou the near shore, high seas need an ambitous international policy.