Happy World Oceans Day
June 8th marks the 20th observance of World Oceans Day. Learn more here.
World Oceans Day is a global event that has been recognized by the United Nations since 2008. Along with celebrating the oceans and the life they sustain in the water and on land, the day is also meant to encourage individuals to take steps to protect and preserve our oceans.
Oceana released a report this week, outlining how "saving the world's oceans can help to feed the 9 billion people projected to be on earth by 2050."
Among other things, the report found that "by stopping overfishing, reducing discards at sea and protecting [the oceans'] most productive areas," the world "can not only recover wild fisheries, we can also protect diverse ocean ecosystems."
Fish in other countries may also be facing an uncertain future. A study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature last year found that "more than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years."
Thanks to the Huffington Post for this story.
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