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India to sign, ratify High Seas Treaty on marine conservation

India has decided to sign and ratify the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement. This international treaty, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), aims to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas through international cooperation. Also known as the 'High Seas Treaty,' the BBNJ Agreement ensures that no country can claim sovereign rights over marine resources in the high seas - areas open to all for activities such as navigation, overflight, a...

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