Why deep-sea sponges matter, and management – six Policy Briefs by FAO

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Six Policy Briefs have been released by FAO to address the main themes covered by project SponGES:

Databases and models: new tools for management.
Deep-sea sponges: Biotechnology and the blue economy.
The economic value of deep-sea sponges.
Threats and impacts on sponge grounds.
The social and cultural value of deep-sea sponges.
The ecological value of deep-sea sponges.

The Policy Briefs complete the long list of documents developed by FAO and SponGES partners, accessible here from the website home page.