Our coastal seas are a rich community of plants and animals working together, all of which are vital to the health of our planet and humanity.What can you do?
Coastal seas count for 7% of our ocean, yet they are responsible for 95% of the world's marine production - these are our planet's fishing grounds. Despite their importance to humanity, few are protected. Yet wherever effective protection exists, life bounces back in huge abundance. The wildlife will thrive, and we will catch more fish.
Over half of the countries on our planet have coastlines. These coastal waters are the richest on Earth, providing 90% of the wild sea fish we eat.
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Our coastal seas are a rich community of plants and animals working together, all of which are vital to the health of our planet and humanity.