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

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