WHY PROTECT 30%?

Balancing Economy & Environment

Experts agree that 30% of the ocean must be strongly protected in no-take Marine Protected Areas to maximize fisheries yield and safeguard marine resources.

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a place in the ocean where human activities are limited. The most effective MPAs prohibit all extractive use (fishing, mining, etc.).

LET's WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT 30%

THE PROBLEM

THE OCEANS ARE DYING.

66%  of the world's seafood is overfished.

 UN Food and Agricultural Organization 2015

By 2050 it is predicted that 

there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

50% of the world's 

coral reefs have been lost in the last 30 years.

World Economic Forum 2016

...yet less than 4% of the ocean is protected

THE SOLUTION

PROTECT 30% OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS

Science shows that protecting at least 30% of the ocean is critical for recovery.

                                           University of York, 2017

"No one person, no one entity can save the oceans, but if we work together, we pool our resources, this is a problem we can fix."

 

-Ted Waitt, Founder & Chairman of Waitt Foundation

There is no choice of economy or environment. Systems work when decisions are made for the economy AND

the environment.

OVERFISHING REMAINS THE BIGGEST FIXABLE THREAT OF OUR TIME.

BENEFITS OF PROTECTION

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