4. Make a responsible consumption of marine resources
“We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.” -Steve Irwin
Making sustainable decisions about the fish and shellfish we consume is vital because more than 3,000 million people in the world obtain their main protein source from the ocean.
Some applications help you know if the fish and shellfish you consume are caught sustainably.
Consume small adult fish, and avoid large fish, which are more threatened by overfishing.
Choose locally sourced seafood.
5. Demand a commitment to protect the oceans through the vote
” The good man is the friend of all living things.”– Gandhi.
The people who represent us politically have the power to increase your personal impact on the oceans. Supporting policies committed to the environment is a way of speaking for our oceans.
6. Support those who are already working for the oceans.
” The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein.
Human beings not only destroy, but they also build. Many of us are already contributing our grain of sand in favor of the oceans. At Dressel Divers, we do this through Go Green and supporting various non-profit associations committed to protecting the oceans.
7. Raise your voice and share with others the actions in which you participate
“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.”– Jane Goodall.
We have never had so much power to influence others as in this super-connected world. Social networks are a great loudspeaker. Share your actions, set an example, do educational work, tell the rest of the world about your experiences in the ocean and let them know about it.
You are a diver and you can share the wonders of the ocean firsthand and remember.
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”– Rachel Carson.