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The 9th annual World Ocean Summit will be returning in-person this March in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will welcome 200 speakers and 2,000 participants over three days.

This global event will bring together the broadest cross-section of the ocean community, from businesses to scientists, government, investors, and civil society. No other event rivals its challenging content and diverse and senior audience, or its influence and impact on the acceleration of progress towards a sustainable ocean economy. It aims to change how business is done in the ocean, shaping and advancing the way in which governments, businesses, and conservation organisations work together to fashion the “blue economy.”

On 1 March from 1240-1325 GMT, Andrew Hudson, Head of UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme, will moderate the session on ‘Overcoming Overfishing’. The session features ocean leaders from industry and NGOs including Walmart, Ocean Choice, the Marine Stewardship Council and the Paradise Foundation.