Future of the Environment

Only 13% of the world’s oceans are untouched by humans

An ocean view from the stone villa where former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, father of Kim Jong Un, used to holiday with the children of Soviet commanders, in Goseong, South Korea, February 6, 2018. Picture taken February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge  Silva

Industrial fishing now covers 55% of the ocean. Image: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Kendall Jones
Geography PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Alan Friedlander
Researcher, University of Hawaii
Benjamin Halpern
Professor, University of California
Caitlin Kuempel
PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of Queensland
Carissa Klein
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation Biology, The University of Queensland
Hedley Grantham
Research Associate, The University of Queensland
Hugh Possingham
Professor, The University of Queensland
James Watson
Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Nicole Shumway
PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Oscar Venter
Associate Professor and FRBC/West Fraser Research Chair, University of Northern British Columbia
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Marine wilderness in exclusive economic zones (light blue), in areas outside national jurisdiction (dark blue), and marine protected areas (green). Image: Jones et al. Current Biology 2018
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