The Case for Protecting and Managing the Community Seas

What if we could equitably safeguard most of the ocean's natural treasures, and in the process, benefit 500 million of the planet's most climate-vulnerable people? And what if this transformative solution already existed? Fish Forever is Rare's global, community-led solution to transforming how we protect and manage the critical area of the ocean where high human use meets high biodiversity. Because of this unique intersection of people and nature, we call this area "the community seas," also known as the territorial seas. But what are the community seas? Where are they? And why are they so vital to protect?

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