November 4, 1995 in Nation/World

Nations Will Set Up Rules To Protect Oceans

Associated Press

More than 100 nations agreed Friday to establish guidelines for increased protection of the world’s oceans from land-based pollution, although no new legally binding commitments were established.

Delegates from 102 countries, at a United Nations conference on protecting the marine environment, also agreed to try to develop in the coming years a binding treaty addressing the flow of persistently toxic organic pollutants into oceans.

The delegates acknowledged that such pollutants are a major threat to marine life.

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