14 Life Below Water

More than three billion people depend on marine and coastal diversity to satisfy their needs. What’s more, the oceans are an essential source of protein.

Which is why the United Nations has made significantly reducing marine pollution – in all its forms – its fourteenth sustainable development goal by 2050. As a related goal, the UN wants to provide lasting protection for marine and coastal ecosystems by applying effective regulations to the fishing industry and by combating ocean acidification through enhanced scientific cooperation.

The United Nation’s Convention on the Law of the Sea already supplies a legal framework for the conservation and sustainable exploitation of the oceans and their resources. But research can also contribute to improving the health of the seas.

What can you do? Stop using disposable plastic goods. Reduce your consumption of fish and buy only sustainably fished fish.

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