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Strengthen the Protection of Marine Ecological Environment
by Department of Ecological Environment Protection, State Oceanic Administration, P.R.China (Government)
To preliminary control marine environmental pollution and gradually improve water quality in offshore areas, we would like to take the following measures: strictly control sea reclamation, strengthen supervision and enforcement, and reduce adverse impacts on marine ecosystem from pollution; fully control the discharge of pollutants and fasten the construction and reconstruction of sewage treatment facilities in urban areas, fully eliminate illegal sewage outlets; classify domestic waste and take effective actions to prevent the discharge of waste into sea; select more marine protected areas, enforce marine ecological red lines, and implement a project to restore wetlands by developing mangrove forests in the south and Chinese tamarisk forests in the north and Blue Bay project, strengthen monitoring and research on classic marine ecosystem including coral reef, mangrove and important islands, and construct system platform on MPA ecological monitoring; conduct joint monitoring and technological research on marine debris(micro-plastics) and marine ecological conservation and restoration.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
December 2020
About 70% offshore sea water can meet good water quality standard
December 2020
Restore 8500 ha coastal wetlands, the area of MPA accounts for no lower than 5% of the sea under Chinas jurisdiction
December 2020
Ensure that the natural shoreline does not fall below 35%
Other, please specify
National and local finance
Other, please specify
Under the administration of SOA and the implementation of local governments
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2020 December
Local governments
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Chang Ke, Director General, jd@soa.gov.cn, +86-010-68010636
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