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          The calculation of the Ocean Health Index for 2014 represents the first year that the Ocean Health Index has calculated a score for the entire global ocean. This year, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean along with the High Seas or Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) (15 regions as defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization) were also assessed.
 1)  The highest scoring goals and subgoals were Habitats (91), Biodiversity 83 and Economies & Livelihoods (82).
 2)  The lowest scoring goals were Tourism & Recreation (44), Food Production (51) and Natural Products (53).

 

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