Oceans provide indispensable
food reserves and livelihoods and account for two thirds of the value of
all natural services essential to our quality of life. But, we are
allowing this vital lifeline to be devastated by unsustainable human
impact… The health and security of our oceans are our collective
responsibility – one that we cannot afford to ignore as safe, healthy
and productive seas and oceans are integral to human well-being,
economic security and sustainable development.