Ocean acidification is

17 mln


tons of plastic waste ended up in the oceans in 2021

higher than in pre-industrial times

Failure to implement Goal 14 can lead to negative consequences such as: 



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  • destruction of marine ecosystems;
  • overharvesting and overfishing;
  • climate changes;
  • side health effects;
  • loss of source of income.

of the world's fishing spots are overfished

fish caught comes from illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing

The statistics right now are alarming:

  • Currently, approximately 30% of the world's fish are caught above levels that are
  • considered safe for sustainable fishing. It is estimated that over 90% of large predatory fish, such as bluefin tuna, have been harvested in the last 50 years.
  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately 33% of the world's fish stocks are overfished and another 60% are borderline overfished.
  • Climate change is having a serious impact on marine ecosystems. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), sea levels have already risen by about 15-20 cm over the last century, and the rate of increase is accelerating. It is estimated that sea levels could rise by an additional 26-82 cm by 2100.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 600,000 people die each year from food poisoning caused by eating contaminated seafood.
  • Many communities depend on fishing and aquaculture as their main source of income. According to FAO, over 36 million people around the world are directly employed in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and if the process of poor management of marine resources is not stopped, these people will be left destitute.