MARISA Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects
Sarlio-Siintola, Sari (2019)
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Sarlio-Siintola S., (2019). MARISA Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects. , European commission.
The sea is an important source of both pleasure and prosperity that touches each of us in various ways. It plays a substantial part in climate regulation, oxygen production and is hugely important for the well-being of the planet’s ecosystem. From a societal perspective, its role expands from recreational activities such as swimming, sailing and relaxation to economical ones such as energy production, aquaculture, fisheries, sea-related tourism and shipping. In order to maintain a thriving society, it is thus of utmost importance that the seas are protected from illicit and destructive activities, be it ecosystem destruction or safety-related concerns such as the transport of illegal goods, other black-market activities, human trafficking, irregular migration, or emergencies taking place at sea.