We know the ocean is changing rapidly. What kind of oceans would we like to pass along. Sustainable Fisheries The ocean faces serious challenges that threaten the sustainability of marine fisheries. Our sustainable energy solutions will be aided by marine algae—derived biofuel, while new medicines to treat modern diseases will be derived from sea creatures with novel chemical structures.
Many marine species have demonstrated a very encouraging capacity for adaptation to climate stressors. It is our vision at the Marine Stewardship Council to see our oceans healthy and teeming with life, safeguarded for future generations.
We need to accomplish three goals: These changes will have impacts on agriculture, fisheries, water, food, energy supplies, coastal infrastructure, transportation, and natural disasters such as tsunamis and extreme weather — all of which profoundly affect our economy, health, welfare and security.
Instead, we saw destruction in the stocks of the great whales, the collapse of numerous fisheries as more fishing vessels poured onto the seas with increasingly sophisticated technologies, and the creation of dead zones as industrial effluents smothered and poisoned previously rich, productive waters.
However, the oceans are under immense pressure due to adverse impact of human activities. In my vision of the ocean ingovernments are investing in research and development to establish long-term observatories with sensors to monitor ocean conditions and collect the data necessary to help us understand our changing ocean.
My hope is that by we can all look back and say that in we began to make the serious changes necessary to address — and even reverse — the challenges facing the oceans: We love them and we are thrilled by each date we have with seas and oceans.
Historically we went to sea to fish. We know the ocean is changing rapidly. Catches of many types of fish in the ocean are declining while demand continues to increase.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report offers little reassurance. In that planetary clockworks, the ocean is a key cog. One way the United States has already begun to do this is through ocean planning, an idea similar to traditional land use planning.
In parallel to this growth in aquaculture, we must redouble our efforts to be sure that wild fisheries can continue to provide healthy free-range fish by setting aside ocean protected areas and coming up with novel solutions for managing the lawlessness associated with fishing in many settings e.
Our Ocean Conference will continue to focus on marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate change-related impacts to the oceans. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans.
The oceans carry not only living artifacts and history, but also the promise of our future. Its undulating vastness holds our key to economic growth, food security resources as well as solution to curb the impact of climate change.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; We look forward to the next Our Ocean conferences, in hosted by the European Union in Malta, in in Indonesia, and in in Norway.
while also reducing the long-term potential of fish stocks to provide food and jobs for the future. Harmful fishing. Future of the Ocean: Expanding Dead Zones.
But in the future, pollution won’t be the only thing stripping the oceans of oxygen, as global warming’s effects could leave the seas deprived of. Infographics. All of these infographics are available to use free of charge for non-commercial purposes, and many are suitable for printing at poster size.
Infographics. All of these infographics are available to use free of charge for non-commercial purposes, and many are suitable for printing at poster size. What will the future of the oceans be like?
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has commissioned a series of stories that will explore disruptive innovations likely to affect marine conservation, providing a multi-dimensional, global look at the technologies, policies, and people that are creating a new future for the world's oceans.Future of our oceans