All life on our planet relies on the ocean for survival.


 

Our oceans are in peril.

Pollution, ocean temperature rise, ocean acidification and overfishing are some of the biggest issues our oceans are facing.

These issues do not just effect the creatures living in the ocean, but they effects us all.

We can take action every day through the choices we make.

Small changes can make a big difference.

Help protect what gives us life!

 
 
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Avoid single use plastics.


We need to Re-think your relationship with Plastic. 

With an estimated 8 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, resulting in tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds dying from eating or getting tangled up in it, turns out plastic is just not that cool, in fact plastic SUCK! 

If we stop using it, it will stop entering our oceans. It's that simple!

So avoid single use plastics!

 

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Switch to renewable energy.


Shrink your carbon footprint.

 The release of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal to power our transportation, factories, and homes has increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This excess carbon dioxide released into our atmosphere has drastic consequences.

Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas and together with an excess of other greenhouse gases, such as methane, nitrous oxide and halocarbons released into our atmosphere causes global warming and in turn an ocean temperature rise.

As forests are cut down and fewer trees are able to absorb this access carbon in our atmosphere, the oceans are absorbing it, increasing the level of carbon dioxide in the ocean. 


This increase in carbon dioxide in the ocean is changing the chemistry of the seawater, through a process called OCEAN ACIDIFICATION.

Ocean acidification is one of the largest environmental issues threatening life in the ocean as well as on our entire planet.

If we stop burning fossil fuels, it will stop polluting our atmosphere, stop the increase in temperature and stop changing the ocean chemistry. It's that simple!

So make the switch! 

 

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Choose sustainably caught seafood.


Watch what you eat.

Fish from our ocean is the number one source of protein for roughly one third of humans on our planet, but unfortunately overfishing is rapidly depleting many of the world’s fish populations

Consumer demand for seafood, poor management of fisheries and destructive fishing techniques all deplete our fish populations. 

The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980's and has been declining ever since and now almost 90 percent of fish populations have been depleted by humans worldwide. 

Overfishing is reducing the populations of hundreds of species and aquatic systems are overstressed and in imminent danger of collapse. Time is quickly running out if nothing is done as the collapse of all marine fish stocks is expected by 2048.

For many around the world, the loss of fish populations will impact their health and livelihood. Humans and marine life both depend on fish as a source of food and overfishing threatens that food source.

We play a critical role as consumers. People in North America and other developed countries are eating more seafood out of choice than necessity, so if you choose to eat seafood, ensure you make responsible seafood choices by choosing sustainably sourced seafood and encourage others to do the same. 

Make responsible seafood choices. 

 

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