The services they provide influences human welfare both directly via food consumption and indirectly via support and regulatory services. The verdict is that these functions and services are increasingly under threat from growing pressures of overfishing, water contamination, coastal habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity. Goa, being one of the very popular tourist destinations on the west coast of India and having fragile resources, bears the stress of the dependent local communities, which includes floating populations and their ecological footprints. Goa has many traditional and indigenous technologies and wisdom that are practiced by the local communities. Therefore, conservation of these resources is imperative. However, these resources are mostly neglected as only select individuals are aware about them. Hence, there is an urgent need for the youth and society at large to reacquaint, appreciate and deepen their knowledge about these coastal and marine resources.