FAO at the Ocean Conference SDG 14 The Ocean Conference

Act now to #SaveOurOcean!

Healthy oceans and seas are more important than ever. Each and every one of us can make a difference, it’s time to take action!

Key facts

  • Oceans and seas host 80% of the planet’s biodiversity.
  • Fish is among the most widely traded food commodities.
  • Developing countries account for 60% of all fish trade (by volume).
  • More than 3.1 billion people depend on fish for at least 20% of their animal protein intake.
  • Fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of 10-12% of the world’s population.
  • Rising sea temperatures will reduce catches of main fish species by 40% by 2050.
  • 30% of fish stocks are overfished, 58% are fully fished, and 10% underfished.

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