Back in March, over 100 countries around Earth agreed to back the High Seas Treaty, following over 15 years of negotiations that took place at UN conferences.

As per Reuters, the new law has "pumped new life and hope to give the ocean a fighting chance."

Starting September 20th this year, the agreement will be available for countries to sign, with the law being enforced once 60 countries will ink it.

The High Seas Treaty is part of UN's efforts to put 30% of the planet's seas and terrestrial territories under protection by 2030, to prevent the loss of habitats and biodiversity.