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The ocean genome: conservation and the fair, equitable and sustainable use of marine genetic resources

This paper considers the existing and potential benefits associated with the ocean genome, the threats it is facing, and the crucial importance of conservation to maintain the ocean’s genetic diversity. The paper also explores how efforts to promote inclusive innovation and better governance can contribute to more equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of marine genetic resources.

The authors for this paper are: Robert Blasiak, Siva Thambisetty, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Rachel Wynberg, Narcisa Bandarra, Adelino V.M. Canário, Jessica da Silva, Carlos Duarte, Marcel Jaspars, Alex Rogers, Kerry Sink, and Colette Wabnitz.