Publicado por: pongpesca | 2016/01/25

Blue Growth can advance economic growth and food security alongside ocean conservation

medium_bluegrowth“Oceans cover over three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, provide over half of the world’s oxygen and host between 50-80% of all life on Earth. The fish caught from oceans provide nutrition, livelihoods and food security to coastal populations and serve as an important driver for economic development, particularly in developing countries.

But climate change, environmental degradation, pollution, heightened levels of marine debris, and poor fisheries management practices are increasingly placing our oceans are at risk. These concerns and the pressure to find solutions to conserve our ocean environment led to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 dedicated to ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.’”

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Fonte: FAO – 19 de janeiro de 2016

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