FRANCE POSITIVE OCEANS
France’s overall Positive Oceans Index score is 6.5, ranking it in 11th place out of 30 countries
The country has high scores for Marine Biodiversity at 8.6 and Marine Protection and Conservation at 7.3.
France protects 50.4% of its marine estate (i.e. MPAs) and most of its fishing being for domestic use, which explains its higher Marine Protection and Conservation scores.
At A Glance
Total Marine Estate
Marine Protected Areas
Sustainable Marine Parks
Coastal Tourism Density
France Oceans Scores
diversity of marine species and habitat from recreational perspective
Coastal Tourism Density (number of visitors per coastal kilometre) coastal industries, cruises, waste, water, sanitation.
Recreational Marine Estate Pressure (number of people claiming the marine state by square kilometre) Leisure activities, water sports, etc
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), fishing impact and conservation legislation