2014 SCORES Index By Region High Seas Key Findings GOALS Food Provision Artisanal Fishing Opportunities Natural Products Carbon Storage Coastal Protection Coastal Livelihoods & Economies Tourism & Recreation Sense of Place Clean Waters Biodiversity ANNUAL CHANGE OHI+ ABOUT OHI Methods Sustaining Partners Contributors Contact FAQ Glossary NEWS Follow us Back to News Livelihoods and Economies: Oceans In Focus August 09, 2012 Photo Essay Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong. We rely on the ocean to provide livelihoods and vibrant economies for coastal communities. Photo Credit: © Jessica King/Marine Photobank Hong Kong Island seen from Kowloon. Over 7 million live and work within sight of Victoria Harbor, one of the busiest harbors in the world.Photo Credit: © Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong. Shipping represents fifty-nine percent of the total value traded around the world.Photo Credit: © Stephen McGowan, Australian Maritime College 2007/Marine Photobank Georgetown, Guyana. For developing countries with a coast, maritime trade is a key economic activity. Photo Credit: © Pete Oxford/iLCP Holding ponds for fish restaurants on the floating village, Hong Kong, China. Marine jobs and supporting industries provide livelihoods for a total of about 540 million people, or 8% of the world population.Photo Credit: © Conservation International/ photo by Russel A. Mittermeier Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Marine tourism, like diving, is the fastest growing division of the world economy and is responsible for more than 200 million jobs all over the world. Photo Credit: © Conservation International/ photo by Sterling Zumbrunn A cruise ship near El Morro Fort, Puerto Rico. The marine cruise industry may be tourism’s fastest growing sector, growing at more than 7% annually. Photo Credit: © Olivier Langrand Seaweed farm at dawn in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. People count on the ocean for a living in a myriad of ways. Photo Credit: © Matt Oldfield Related Goals 82 Coastal Livelihoods & Economies Like this page Tweet this page Email this page Subscribe to Our Newsletter Submit We will never share your information with anyone for any reason. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time from the bottom of each email.