The Ocean and Us

Our closeness to the ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Indian Ocean

Percentage of population living within 100 km off the coast None 30 to 70%

Megacities (more than 10 million inhabitant)

Countries where freshwater and marine fish is more than 30% of protein consumption

Less than 30%

More than 70%

Source: Kawarazuka, The potential role of small fish species in improving micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries , 2011. UNEP, GEO Year Book , 2005. Wikipedia, 2015.

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