Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sorry to sound like a broken record but this is what I keep seeing out there: the time to act is now.
"One-third of all fished species have collapsed globally," said Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. "That means that these fish are now at least 90 percent below their historic maximum populations. The time to act has come if we want the ocean to remain healthy," according to WRCB TV.
Oceans are in trouble! Eat sustainable seafood. Support pro-marine conservation and healthy oceans legislation and politicians. Bear hug wetlands and don't let go. Fight climate change every step of the way. Challenge unsustainable and unthoughtful coastal development. Avoid factory farmed meat. Volunteer at a national or local ocean conservation organization. Sign petitions. Donate money to an ocean organization. Don't pour poisons all over your house and yard. Spread your love of the seas.
And as noted by Blue Frontier, go to the beach. Reconnect with big blue.
These are just a few of the things you can do to help the oceans and remember, the oceans need and deserve all the help they can get.
Read more about a famous chef cooking with sustainable seafood from WRCB TV.
Posted by Mike Misner at 9:32 AM