A productive ocean

A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy


The ocean’s bounty yields both food and energy. A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensures the provision of global invaluable food supply. Rebuilding wild fish stocks, protecting biodiversity and comprehensive fishery management will safeguard the ocean-based food supply. The ocean is also a source of livelihood. Knowledge and tools are essential for rebuilding wild fish stocks and implementing comprehensive, sustainable fishery management to achieve productive fish stocks while protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems those stocks rely on to thrive and the livelihoods many depend upon.
Other stakeholders worldwide depend on the ocean as well. The private and public sectors share the goal of developing a sustainable blue economy but have widely different priorities. The energy industry in particular needs extensive knowledge and support, including safe and sustainable thresholds for economic operations in the ocean, to achieve innovation, technological development – and a sustainably productive ocean.




One Planet, One Ocean: Mobilizing Science to #SaveOurOcean


            Ocean Decade Challenges


Ocean Decade Challenge 3: Sustainably Feed the Global Population

Ocean Decade Challenge 4: Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy



WEBINAR VIDEO: A Sustainable Harvested and Productive Ocean: "Co-Existing Opportunities and Synergies: Exploring Opportunities for a Sustainably Harvested and Productive Ocean in the Western Tropical Atlantic"


WEBINAR REPORT: Here you will find this WEBINAR REPORT


Regional Kick-Off Conference for the Un Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–2030 for the Tropical Americas and the Caribbean Region

Here you will find this WEBINAR REPORT

Societal Outcomes

Clean Ocean
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Healthy Ocean
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healthy and resilient ocean

Productive Ocean
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productive ocean

Safe Ocean
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safe ocean

Accessible ocean
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Accessible ocean

Predicted Ocean
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predicted ocean

Inspirinng and Engaging Ocean
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inspiring and engaging ocean