It’s really important to clean up after your self.
Especially if your industry is in the business of catching marine life it shouldn’t.
It’s lucky this ‘bycatch’ is big enough to fit in a bin, a lot of what gets tangled in trawling nets is huge, even whales end up as ‘bycatch’. Industrial Fishing, and bottom trawling in particular, is devastating the Ocean.
THE TIME FOR TALKING IS AT AN END. ONLY ACTION COUNTS
It’s all very well for the UN to make statements like ‘Sadly, we have taken the ocean for granted, and today we face what I would call an ocean emergency’ but talk is cheap. Ocean Rebellion calls on Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, to step up. Call for an end to bottom trawling now, make real plans to reduce fishing by 80% by 2025 and help struggling coastal communities to protect the Ocean they cherish and understand. And if you can’t do this, admit it. Stop the pointless talk and geopolitical gaming, tell the truth and start real change. Call out the companies and governments who are obstructing the saving of the Ocean, and name the implications of what they are trying to achieve. We need the Ocean to thrive again, as the sea dies we die.
The fate of the Ocean depends on us all.
We’ll let you know what we’re doing to help.
Photos: João Daniel Pereira. ”PROTECT THE OCEAN…’ illumination of the Torre de Belém, Lisbon, during the UN Ocean Conference 2022.