Life on Earth depends heavily on its magnificent and complex ocean ecosystems.  But the seas are suffering from overfishing, loss of key habitat—such as coral reefs—and the depletion of important species from sharks to small fish that are the basis for the entire food web. Pew’s ocean work includes efforts to create large marine reserves; end illegal fishing; protect key species such as penguins, sharks, tuna and forage fish; and establish policies that protect, maintain, and restore the health of marine ecosystems.

Our Work

The Ocean Belongs to Everyone

Why we need protections for the seas that lie in any country's jurisdiction.

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Our Approach

Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life.

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