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Awareness of the marine environment has a huge impact not only on the marine environment but also on the economic development of coastal areas. This paper analyzed people's awareness of the marine environment and studied its impact on the economic development of coastal areas, so as to provide new ideas and methods for promoting the economic development of coastal areas. The results show that factors such as the marine environment experience, marine environment sentiment, willingness to protect the marine environment, and the perception of the marine environment all had a great impact on the economic development of coastal areas. Therefore, when developing the marine industry, attention must be paid to the benefits brought by the development of the industry, but also the benefits of fostering people's awareness of the marine environment

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