Our oceans are home to millions of awe-inspiring creatures, and part of the cultural heritage of millions of coastal peoples in the MENA region and worldwide.
Life on our blue planet depends on healthy oceans, but scientists warn that sea life could face the next mass extinction.
Urgent action is needed to protect all life in our oceans, large and small, and to support people who live by the ocean and rely on it for their livelihoods.
Populations of ocean life are in dramatic decline because of a growing demand for fish. An already out of control industry is hunting sea life faster than it can repopulate, and industrial fish farming is putting wild stocks at risk.
In addition, pollution - including plastic and harmful chemicals - is infiltrating food chains, harming wildlife and destroying the sheer beauty of our seas and coastlines. Our oceans are in crisis, but together we have the power to save them.