Everyone loves seafood. But do you know the extent of how much we are drawing down on the ocean’s resources? Read on as we reveal all…

The global fishing fleet is 2 – 3 times larger than what the oceans can sustainably support.

Fisheries support

170 million

jobs

Oceans provide

60%

of dietary protein in tropical developing countries

Around 90% of all coral reefs will be threatened by 2030

Less than

2.8% of

the world’s

oceans are

protected

Around 2.8 billion people now live in coastal cities. This results in extensive pressure on marine resources and severe pollution of coastal waters

For the rest of this article (Asian Diver Issue 4/2016, Volume 143) and other stories, check out our past issues here or download digital copy here.

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