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Ocean Pollution Facts in Kuwait You Should Know About

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Ocean Pollution in Kuwait, like all oceans in the world, is a real problem. Our Oceans are being flooded with all kinds of waste at an alarming rate. This is not just endangering marine life in our oceans but is also endangering us humans and causing global warming.

Ocean Pollution Facts in Kuwait

The time to save our oceans is now. If you’re in Kuwait and concerned about our oceans, here are some facts you should know:

  1. Kuwait's fisheries have declined from 6,900 tons in 1995 to 3,100 tons in 2013. This means a decline of 55% in the last 15 years.

  2. Marine turtles, coral reefs, vulnerable fish, and coastal habitats are experiencing a clear decline near Kuwait’s coast.

  3. The main pollution hazards include industrial wastes, oil spills, thermal pollution, solid waste, and fecal waste.

  4. Kuwait experiences low water clarity due to reclamation and dredging on the coast.

  5. As compared to the rest of the Gulf region such as the Mediterranean Sea, Kuwait has low levels of microplastic in marine organisms.

  6. A study conducted in 2015 found no signs of nuclear pollution in Kuwaiti waters.

  7. Sewage discharge is the most common source of marine pollution in Kuwait’s part of the ocean.

  8. Due to oil pollution, certain kinds of fish are most affected. The change is seen in the color of their skin and a decrease in size. These fish also exhibit a faster and more aggressive swimming pattern.

  9. Kuwait Environment Public Authority, KEPA, is working hard to counteract the issue of Ocean Pollution in Kuwait.

What can we do about Ocean Pollution in Kuwait?

Ocean Pollution is a serious problem in Kuwait. As individuals, you can:

  1. Join the Ocean Minded Community and volunteer with beach cleanups and other ocean awareness campaigns.

  2. Buy sustainable. Research your favorite brands. Look at their website. Make sure they are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

  3. Reduce your energy footprint. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Be conscious of your lifestyle and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Turn off switches and devices, not in use. Opt for walking or cycling when you can.

  4. Spread the word. Talk about Ocean awareness with your friends and family. Share these facts with them and convince them toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

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