Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Visit almost any coastline around the world, and you’ll probably find people enjoying the beach and sea. Our oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface so it’s easy to think there must be an endless supply of fish out there.

But overfishing, climate change and pollution have had a devastating impact on the whole marine ecosystem.  Millions of people rely on fishing to make a living, and even more of us rely on the nutrition that eating fish and seafood provides.

We need to change both what we put into our oceans and what we take out. Making our global fishing industry sustainable and tackling pollution would mean the sea continues to provide fish (and fun) for years to come.