“Climate change along with illegal, unreported and overfishing could disturb a vital balance in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is rapidly emerging as an essential crossroads of the global market and a key focus of international politics. Rising flows of trade, investment, people, and ideas around the region are linking the Indian Ocean countries to each other and to the rest of the world ever more closely. Already more than two-thirds of the world’s oil and half of its container traffic, for example, pass through Indian Ocean waters. Yet the natural riches residing beneath the Indian Ocean’s waves will be as important to securing the region’s future welfare as the commercial wealth traveling over the sea. “
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Fonte: The Diplomat – 24 de Agosto de 2012