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 Marine Protected Areas prohibit all extractive use (fishing, mining, etc.).

BENEFITS OF 30% PROTECTION

Bigger, more abundant fish

Healthier coral reefs, 

mangroves & seagrass

Improved fishing &

tourism livelihoods

Improved ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change

More opportunities for

future generations

CONTACT

INITIATIVES

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

STAY CONNECTED

PO Box 1948

La Jolla, CA 92037

 (858) 551-4443

General Inquiries

info@waittinstitute.org

Media Inquiries

sbrody@waittinstitute.org

Waitt Foundation

Grants for ocean research, policy, 

& protection

Blue Prosperity Coalition

A network of experts working to build ocean

economies and protect marine environment

Waitt Institute

Ocean planning through Government partnerships

2020 Waitt Institute, all rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle