A vast majority of the world's population lives in the coastal zone, at the edge of land and sea. We live in mega-cities; we dispose of our industrial, agricultural, and human waste into streams and rivers that lead to the ocean; we look to coastal resources to support our growing urban populations, our demand for food and energy, and our need for recreation and personal renewal.
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
Country of the Week: Qatar
Goal of the Week: Artisinal Fishing Opportunities
Ensuring Access to Artisinal Fishing for Local Communities
Score: 49 Global Rank: 122