argylesock says… Happy World Oceans Day everybody! We’re asked what we’ll do for oceans’ sake. Well, I’ll be more diligent about shopping by the Marine Stewardship Council logo – here in Britain, many products carry that logo and I believe in what it stands for. You might also want to look at NOAA’s Response and Restoration blog’s words about today. Keep it clean!
[Edit] Today my fellow blogger Sandy Steinman at Natural History Wanderings shows us a press release from Birdlife Europe saying that Europe isn’t protecting its oceans or its seabirds.
World Oceans Day, which had been unofficially celebrated every 8 June since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Since then it has been coordinated internationally by The Ocean Projectand the World Ocean Network with greater success and global participation each year.
World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honour the world’s oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species.
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