The UN has inked the first-ever 'High Seas Treaty' to protect almost two-thirds of the world's oceans.
The agreement was reached after 38 hours of negotiations and is the first international agreement in 40 years.
The treaty brings 30% of the world's oceans into protected areas by 2030.
It restricts fishing and deep-sea mining activities and ensures that they are conducted in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Marine life is at risk of exploitation from climate change, shipping traffic, and overfishing.
10% of marine species are at risk of extinction, while 41% are impacted by climate change.
The treaty puts more money into marine conservation efforts and sets new rules and regulations for mining at sea.