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Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. —Anna Lappé

Lifestyle

What’s good for the ocean is good for us. Vote for the kind of ocean you want with each sustainable choice you make. Buying Ocean-friendly products or choosing sustainable seafood, all help. We will give you tips on zero-waste, explain the 4 R’s practices, describe how to maintain a low carbon footprint, and many other forms of ocean mindfulness will be featured here.

 

Culling Sharks is Not the Answer

Culling Sharks is Not the Answer

Eight fatal shark attacks on humans have occurred since 2011, in the waters surrounding La Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. A predictable response has been the call for culling sharks in the waters around the island. (photo - shutterstock) However as...

Sea Shepherd Investigates Illegal Shark Fins Shipments

Sea Shepherd Investigates Illegal Shark Fins Shipments

Operation Apex Harmony is Sea Shepherd’s global shark defense campaign. A three month Operation Apex investigation finds that huge shipments of illegal shark fins are continuing to arrive in Hong Kong via shipping lines and airlines that have committed to the “No...

DiCaprio Finds Ocean Conservation in Farmed Seafood

DiCaprio Finds Ocean Conservation in Farmed Seafood

It’s estimated that a billion people rely on fish for their main source of protein, and fish have less environmental impact with a smaller carbon footprint than red meat or chicken. But with an expanding world population the ocean’s fish stocks are threatened, with...

UN Environment Declares War on Ocean Plastic

UN Environment Declares War on Ocean Plastic

There is big news to report regarding our battle with Ocean Plastic Pollution. On February 23, the UN Environment announced an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate the major sources of plastic pollution in the ocean. The CleanSeas campaign was launched at the...

What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

Indigenous to Indo-Pacific waters, Lionfish have invaded the Atlantic, crossed the Gulf of Mexico and spread throughout the Caribbean. With their graceful fins and venomous spines they are both beautiful and tough, they can be found in waters from the surface down to...

Microfiber Pollution from THE STORY OF STUFF

Microfiber Pollution from THE STORY OF STUFF

Just in is this Press Release from our good friend and ocean ally Stiv Wilson at the Story of Stuff Project. We have been reporting on Stiv's good work in getting plastic microbeads banned, and you can read about his 2015 Blue Ocean Summit interview. Now Stiv is using...

What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

Mission Blue recently conducted a poll of its supporters and allies, asking us what we think is the most pressing ocean issue: An overwhelming majority said “Ocean Plastic.” Coincidentally, last week at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali (Feb 20-24, 2017), the...

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

Last month we reported on a new line of running shoes manufactured from up-cycled plastic fishing nets recovered from the Indian Ocean. The Ultraboost is the result of a collaboration between Adidas, the German sports brand, and Parley for the Oceans. Adidas expects...

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