World Oceans Day

Neelz Singh,Lami | Monday, June 12, 2017
This is observed on June 8 every year with a theme "Our Oceans, Our Future" and will focus on the prevention of plastic ocean pollution. Should we eliminate plastic products and bags to save our planet?

The lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, the oceans are also a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. We need our eco-system, our source of living to sustain and balance nature.

Around 80 per cent of all litter in our oceans is made of plastic — which has devastating effects on wildlife, fisheries and tourism, costing an estimated billions of dollars in damage to marine ecosystems.

In the past few decades, the threats from pollution, overfishing and other forms of exploitation to marine habitats have increased dramatically not only in the Pacific but our Fiji waters as well. The world's oceans play a key role for life on Earth. Save our ocean and marine life.

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