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Oceans rank as the 7th largest world economy

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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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No. 7: Coral reefs
No. 6: Mangroves
No. 5: Seagrass
No 4: Marine fisheries
No. 3: Carbon absorption
No. 2: Shipping lanes
No. 1: Productive coastline

Oceans rank as the 7th largest world economy

I think the oceans should be the number one economy. They provide so much more than what's provided on this list. From food to electricity, to the very weather patterns which clean the environment and make it possible for food to grow. Yeah, the ocean(s) are economy #1 in my book. What does ATS say?




posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

The problem is not Every country has an ocean to tap into



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: frostie

The new world order is trying to fix that





Oh man and all that is not even counting the untapped potential gold mine that is the several tons of plastic floating around.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: frostie
a reply to: lostbook

The problem is not Every country has an ocean to tap into


Oceans control the weather, controls where rivers flow, and it connects the world for major trade. How are we gonna get our computer parts from China to North America?

I think it should be number one since it plays such a huge role not only human economy, but the earth itself!



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: strongfp

China and North america both have access to an ocean.
Less developed countries that are landlocked in places like Africa have trouble with trade, right?

But yes, you're right the Ocean does impact everyone on the planet!



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook


No. 7: Coral reefs
No. 6: Mangroves
No. 5: Seagrass
No 4: Marine fisheries
No. 3: Carbon absorption
No. 2: Shipping lanes
No. 1: Productive coastline

Oceans rank as the 7th largest world economy

I think the oceans should be the number one economy. They provide so much more than what's provided on this list. From food to electricity, to the very weather patterns which clean the environment and make it possible for food to grow. Yeah, the ocean(s) are economy #1 in my book. What does ATS say?


In line with that, and in agreement, here is what I've been working on:

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
14.1 by 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, particularly from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

14.2 by 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans

14.3 minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

14.4 by 2020, effectively regulate harvesting, and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

14.5 by 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on best available scientific information

14.6 by 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and eliminate subsidies that contribute to IUU fishing, and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiation *

14.7 by 2030 increase the economic benefits to SIDS and LDCs from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

14.a increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacities and transfer marine technology taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular SIDS and LDCs

14.b provide access of small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

14.c ensure the full implementation of international law, as reflected in UNCLOS for states parties to it, including, where applicable, existing regional and international regimes for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by their parties

sustainabledevelopment.un.org...



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: frostie
a reply to: strongfp

China and North america both have access to an ocean.
Less developed countries that are landlocked in places like Africa have trouble with trade, right?

But yes, you're right the Ocean does impact everyone on the planet!


There is a correlation between access to navigable water bodies that reach the ocean and economic development, yes. Countries that have major rivers which can be navigated to the ocean are able to get out of the land-locked problem.




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