Addressing pollution on seas and oceans

Addressing pollution on seas and oceans is a prerequisite for a healthy planet. Oceans are being polluted and destroyed due to the release of substances or energy in marine waters which initiate a range of subsequent effects

According to a new European Environment Agency report, all four regional seas in Europe have a large-scale contamination problem, ranging from 96% of the assessed area in the Baltic Sea and 91% in the Black Sea, to 87% in the Mediterranean and 75% in the North-East Atlantic Ocean.

The main sources of pollution include industrial, agricultural and municipal waste runoff, other human activities, underwater noise, light, atmospheric deposition, etc. into marine waters.