The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities

The oceans and coasts have always played an integral role for life on Earth as well as for human civilization – indeed, their presence, influence, and even control over human activities are ubiquitous and indispensable. 2012-yeosu-carte-engYet, decades and decades of human activities in the oceans and coasts – which some may call abuse – have taken their toll. From overfishing and other damaging methods of fishing, industrial pollution, to reckless development, oceans and coasts have been the objects of human exploitation.