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Rio+20: Reflecting on progress for fisheries and aquaculture

 
On the 20th Anniversary of the first Rio Earth Summit it is time to reflect on our progress in putting fisheries and aquaculture on sustainable footings and the lessons we have learnt so far.

In 1987 the Brundtland Commission articulated perhaps the central global challenge of our age – how do we achieve development outcomes that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?

The Brundtland Commission’s conclusions led to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, aimed at aligning efforts towards the three inter-linked goals of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity. As governments meet next week at Rio +20, it is a good time to reflect on how far we have come. Read the blog post