11th South China Sea International Conference wraps up Society

11th South China Sea International Conference wraps up

Complying with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and promoting the ASEAN’s central role are a policy choice of Vietnam in settling disputes in the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), said a local official.
Thailand generates less marine debris World

Thailand generates less marine debris

The amount of marine debris generated in Thailand has dropped to 21,700-32,600 tonnes annually, after the initial success of a project to increase the reuse and recycling of materials by 25 percent.
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Kien Giang province heeds sea-based economic growth

Authorities from the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have granted licenses to 340 investment projects totalling 166.5 trillion VND (7.93 billion USD) for the development of sea-based economy for the 2010-2013 period.
Nearly one third of Indonesia’s coral reefs damaged World

Nearly one third of Indonesia’s coral reefs damaged

Up to 30.4 percent of Indonesia’s coral reefs have suffered damage, negatively impacting the marine ecology and the environment, according to the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Programme (COREMAP) of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).