The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy recognizes our collective well-being depends on a healthy ocean. It always has. It always will. The pressures on the ocean are intense and growing – but we know recovery is possible. Crucially, a healthy ocean holds the solutions to many of the world’s challenges. Putting sustainability at the heart of ocean management is essential for protection, production and prosperity that benefits people, nature and the economy. The leaders of 14 countries have put forward a new ocean action agenda underpinned by sustainably managing 100% of national waters.