Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia

Protecting our coastal and marine environment for a sustainable future

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Healthy Seas of East Asia

East Asian Seas boast incomparable biodiversity, yet, marine and coastal ecosystems in the region face a range of threats, including unsustainable coastal development, loss of mangroves and coral reefs, overfishing, ocean warming and acidification, and rampant pollution.

The Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Seas Region (the East Asian Seas Action Plan) was approved in 1981 stimulated by concerns on the effects and sources of marine pollution. Initially, the action plan involved five countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand). In 1994, it was revised to involve another five countries (Australia, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea and Vietnam) and up to this date the action plan has nine participating countries (Australia is no longer a participating country).

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