Goals

The Ocean Health Index establishes reference points for achieving ten widely accepted socio-ecological objectives, and scores the oceans adjacent to 171 countries and territories on how successfully they deliver these goals.

Evaluated globally and by country, these ten public goals represent the wide range of benefits that a healthy ocean can provide; each country’s overall score is the average of its respective goal scores.

51

Food Provision

HARVESTING SEAFOOD SUSTAINABLY
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65

Artisanal Fishing Opportunities

ENSURING FOOD FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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53

Natural Products

HARVESTING NON-FOOD OCEAN RESOURCES SUSTAINABLY
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74

Carbon Storage

PRESERVING HABITATS THAT ABSORB CARBON
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76

Coastal Protection

PRESERVING HABITATS THAT SAFEGUARD SHORES
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82

Coastal Livelihoods & Economies

SUSTAINING JOBS AND THRIVING COASTAL ECONOMIES
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44

Tourism & Recreation

MAINTAINING THE ATTRACTION OF COASTAL DESTINATIONS
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67

Sense of Place

Protecting Iconic Species and Special Places
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76

Clean Waters

MINIMIZING POLLUTION
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83

Biodiversity

SUPPORTING HEALTHY MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
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PHOTO(S): © Keith A. Ellenbogen
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