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

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By 2050 it is predicted that 

there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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50% of the world's 

coral reefs have been lost in the last 30 years.

World Economic Forum 2016

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...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

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"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

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

the environment.

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OVERFISHING REMAINS THE BIGGEST FIXABLE THREAT OF OUR TIME.

BENEFITS OF PROTECTION

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