France hosts 'Ocean Summit' targeting sea pollution, overfishing

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The 'One Ocean Summit' has openend in Brest, north-west France, bringing together world governments, NGOs and maritime transport businesses for a three-day conference seeking to establish new international regulations to tackle issues that include pollution of the seas, notably by plastics, illegal and excessive fishing, and carbon emissions from shipping. 

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Civil society, business leaders and policymakers are meeting in Brest for the One Ocean Summit, where issues such as sea levels, plastic pollution, economic development and education will take centre stage. Several initiatives are expected to be unveiled during a meeting hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, reports Radio France Internationale.