- Oceans, lakes and other marine resources have an essential role in human well being.
- 37% of the world’s population lives in costal communities. It is a rich source of food and income that are being affected by environmental degradation, overfishing, climate change and pollution.
- As the Food and Agriculture Organization stated, “The health of our planet as well as our own health and future food security all hinge on how we treat the blue world.” [i]
[i] Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. 2014.